What should you do if you blow a tire?

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The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, here’s what you need to do.

Get Out of The Way - When a tire goes flat, the first thing you want to do is pull over safely. Don’t attempt to drive on the flat - it’ll damage your rims, and could damage other components as well. Plus, the vehicle isn’t going to steer or drive very well, which isn’t a risk worth taking. Pull off to the side of the road or into a parking lot if you can, slowly and carefully.

Replace the Tire - You have a few options here - if you’re a member of a service like AAA, give them a call - they’ll handle the flat for you. Some insurance policies also cover flats, so it’s worth looking into if you aren’t sure if yours does. If neither of those is an option, you can install the spare yourself, or have the vehicle towed. If you opt to do it on your own, be sure to read your vehicle's spare tire procedures carefully, and proceed with caution. Roadways can be hazardous, and care should be taken any time a vehicle is being lifted.

Have the Other Tires Inspected - The last thing you want after a flat tire is another flat tire. If one of your tires is bad, the others are likely not far behind it - typically they are replaced in sets or in fours. You’ll want to ensure none of the other tires are worn irregularly, worn down completely, dry-rotted, or damaged.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our technicians have you covered. We will inspect, repair, and recommend the best options for your particular need, and have you back on the road in no time. For the best auto service shop in Westerville, OH, call or stop by Westerville Automotive today.



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Westerville Automotive providing top automotive repairs and service in Westerville Ohio for 20+ years with top trained ASE technicians in 2 locations.  From oil changes to transmission repairs, our team will get you on the road and keep yoou traveling safely.  Our goal is your complete customer satisfaction.   Westerville Automotive is a Preferred Jasper Engines & Transmissions Owner Installer with NAPA AutoCare Center backed by exceptional customer services. 

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