Don't Fret Over That Flat Tire

man changing a tire on side of roadIf you drive, you’re eventually going to have to deal with a flat tire. Flat tires often come at the most inconvenient times but knowing what to do and how to handle them will help you be comfortable when the need arises. So if you find yourself with a flat, here’s what to do next, from Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH.

First, get safely out of traffic, on flat solid ground where other drivers can see you. Don’t continue driving - your steering is compromised, and you risk damaging expensive components, including the rim.

Once you’re out of the way, decide whether to call a tow truck or swap out the tire for a spare yourself. If you choose the latter, consult your manual or any labels that may be in or on the vehicle concerning installing a spare. Remember not to put any part of your body under the car or fender well while it’s supported by the jack.

Using the factory recommended jack point, place the jack under the vehicle. Break the lug nuts free first, then lift the car carefully, making sure the jack stays level and sturdy. Once you’re sure the vehicle is secure, remove the lug nuts, pull the wheel off, and install the spare in reverse order. Make sure you tighten the lug nuts in a cross pattern, and you’re ready to go! Get the tire replaced and your original tire reinstalled as soon as possible.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best tire 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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Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-0707
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Westerville Uptown

31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-6700
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