Fortunately, you can rely on MR Towing Services. Our tire change service is available 24/7 and is the best way to get you back on the road. Here’s what to do when you get a flat tire:
How Do You Know Your Tire is Flat?
It sounds easy enough, but you might end up driving for quite a while without realizing that one of your tires is deflating. Consider these questions while driving.
- When you accelerate, does the car feel as if it is straining a bit to move?
- Does your car begin to lean and pull to the left or right?
- When you apply the brakes, does the car seem to not roll to a stop as smoothly as you are used to?
All of these are signs that you might be getting a flat tire. If you step outside of your car and look at the tires, they may look fine. One tire may be a bit down on air but otherwise nothing stands out. Don’t let that fool you. Once you lose pressure in your tires, they lose their effectiveness and could become a safety hazard.
Safety Comes First
Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your passengers. When you realize you have a flat tire, the first thing you should do is to safely pull onto the side of the road as soon as possible. Not only can driving with a deflating tire cause your vehicle to suddenly turn into another lane of traffic but a tire that might be falling apart can damage other parts of your car, including hoses that could result in spilling fluids onto the road.
Make sure to pull over far enough so that you and whoever works on your car is not standing in a traffic lane. Once you’ve pulled off to the side of the road and are confident that you are out of harm’s way, you should call a towing company.
When in Doubt, Leave it to the Professionals
Many people aren’t comfortable changing a tire. With the physical exertion involved and the attention to detail needed to make sure that the replacement tire is put on correctly, anyone who isn’t sure about how to go about changing a tire should leave it to those who do it on a regular basis.
Many drivers don’t realize that their vehicle doesn’t have a spare tire until they actually need one. For many people, checking to see if a vehicle has a spare tire is not done until they get a flat. Not having a spare tire is another reason to make sure you have a towing company’s contact information on-hand.
Most newer model vehicles have sensors that will let you know when tire pressure is dropping. If your vehicle does that, heed the warning and have your tires looked at by a professional.
If you find yourself in a position where you need roadside tire change service, call MR Towing Services and let us get you back on the road as soon and as safely as possible. Save our number, (214) 238-5134, to your contacts so that you’ll remember who to call when you need help with your flat.