So many drivers are unaware of what makes one type of tire so much better than another. Do you have the tires on your car that will keep you safe when driving in the rain, on hot surfaces or in the snow? My blog is all about choosing the right kind of tires for your driving conditions. You will find out what tread pattern to look for, advice for when to change the tires and even a few tips that can help you extend the life of your tires. Hopefully, you will find everything you need to know to choose the best tires to keep you safe.
Syreeta Van Der Houwen
If you drove your car along a lonely country road and did not see the wooden board with nails coming out of it that a prankster laid across the road, you may be finding yourself with one or more punctured tires and no viable way to get home. Use the steps below to resolve the predicament and replace the tires.
Contact An Emergency Tow Company And Family Member
Before doing anything else, call an emergency tow company to report the incident and to provide details about your where abouts. A tow truck operator will provide you with a general timeframe that you can expect them to arrive.
While waiting for the tow truck driver, call a family member to let them know that your truck is temporarily disabled. If a family member was waiting for you to come home at a specific time, they will appreciate knowing that you are running late and that you are safe.
Replace Tires With Spares Or Use Tire Sealant
If you were unable to get through to a tow truck driver, due to poor cellphone reception, you may have to try to make do by replacing tires with spares in your trunk. Use a jack to lift the side of your vehicle that contains one or more tires that are punctured. Use a lug wrench to loosen and remove lug nuts.
After pulling each tire from its axle, place spares on the axles and secure lug nuts. Replace one tire at a time and lower and move the jack before using it to lift another part of your car's body. If you do not have spares in your trunk and have a can of tire sealant instead, fill the damaged tires with the sealant and slowly drive home.
Purchase Used Tires Or Tires With A Warranty
If you chose to have your vehicle towed, request that your vehicle is dropped off at a car repair shop. If money is tight, purchase used tires from the shop. Inspect used tires before selecting some that have plenty of tread and do not show signs of wear.
If you choose to purchase a new set of tires, inquire about tires that come with a warranty. A warranty will provide you with peace of mind if you are involved in a situation that results in one or more flat tires. You will be able to receive a replacement tire for each tire that is damaged and will not be required to fork out any money.