It can be a frustrating experience when you have a flat tyre, but the good news is that it’s not difficult to fix. Knowing what to do when you have a flat tyre can help you get back on the road quickly and safely.
Identifying a Flat Tyre
The first step to take when you think you may have a flat tyre is to identify it. You may hear a sound like a loud thud as you drive, or feel the car pulling to one side as you drive. If you suspect a flat tyre, it’s important to stop in a safe location as soon as possible. Once you’ve stopped, check your tyre pressure using a tyre pressure gauge. If the tyre pressure is lower than the recommended pressure for your vehicle, then it’s likely you have a flat tyre.
Once you’ve identified that you have a flat tyre, the next step is to take action. The first thing to do is to remove the flat tyre from the vehicle. You can do this by loosening the wheel nuts and then jacking up the car. It’s important to make sure you use a jack that’s appropriate for your vehicle. Once the car is jacked up, you can remove the flat tyre and replace it with a spare.
If you don’t have a spare tyre, you’ll need to call a tow truck to take your car to a garage. Once you’re at the garage, a technician will be able to identify the cause of the flat tyre and repair or replace it.
Having a flat tyre can be a stressful experience, but by following the steps outlined above, you can get back on the road quickly and safely. Knowing what to do when you have a flat tyre can help you stay calm and take the right steps to get your car back on the road.