How many times have you pulled out of your driveway and suddenly realized that you had a flat tire? If it’s more than once, then you definitely need to read this article about mobile tire swaps in Calgary! When your tires are worn, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible before you get stuck on the side of the road with a tire breakdown. If you happen to get an unexpected flat tire, though, then you need to know how to handle this situation properly by using our mobile tire swap services in Calgary. Here’s what you need to do if your tire breaks down while driving!
The best way to avoid a tire blowout is to regularly check your tires
It’s frustrating when a tire blows out, but with the right knowledge you can keep your cool and be prepared to handle the situation. Here are some steps to follow if you have a tire blowout while driving.
- Pull over safely and as soon as possible (if it is safe for others on the road).
- Turn on your hazard lights, call for help if needed, and get out of your car.
- Change all four tires if there are any other available tires in your car or check to see if there is a spare tire under the car. (Extra space for air pressure on the spare tire)
- Locate the jack and lug wrench (if necessary).
- Place it under the bumper so that it lifts the car up high enough for access to both sides of each wheel.
- Remove any lugs nuts on both sides using your hands or by using an adjustable wrench from the set you bought with this purpose in mind, then put them in a safe place where they won’t roll away from you like they will when they’re loose (in case they need to be used again).
If you have a tire blowout, don’t panic!
If you ever have a tire blowout, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to get back on the road and to safety. First, try to pull over safely and as quickly as possible. Pull off the side of the road or onto an exit ramp if possible. Some people call for roadside assistance, but we recommend that you always be prepared for the worst by having a spare tire in your vehicle at all times. Next, get out of your vehicle and inspect the tire that blew out.
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