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Regular Car Tire Maintenance

If You Get A Flat Tire, What Do You Do?

by Dutch Silverstein May 28, 2021

When you have a flat tire, it can be challenging to remember what to do at that moment. You want to keep yourself and your loved ones as safe as possible, so of course, regular tire maintenance and servicing can go a long way to ease your peace of mind. However, even the best of intentions to bring your vehicle in for regular servicing can go awry, and that is why it is so important to have a safety plan of action if you get a flat!

It’s a good idea to check your car’s tires regularly. However, some classic signs of a flat while driving include a bumpy ride, not going as fast as expected, vibrations either in the drive or the steering wheel, or potentially the steering wheel pulling to one side or the other. Carrying a tire pressure gauge can be a super-easy way to make sure your tires never get too low!

Read on for more safety tips in case you find yourself in the all-too-common position of having a flat tire while out and about.

Step One: Pullover

Put on your hazard lights, and slowly pull over to the side of the road. Make sure you pick a safe spot, one where you can quickly exit your vehicle without impeding traffic or running the risk of being hit.

Step Two: Check the Tire

Check to see what the condition of your tire is. Is the tread worn out? Is the tire flat? Can you see anything sticking out of the tire, like a nail or a screw?

Step three: Call roadside assistance

Just because you have a flat tire doesn’t mean you have to go it alone! It pays to have some roadside assistance, like AAA, so that you can have help when something like this goes wrong with your vehicle. Roadside assistance can help you change your tire, or else tow you to A & M Auto Service so that we can take care of you!

At A & M Auto Service, we want you to be safe on the road, no matter what! Bringing your vehicle to us for regular auto repair and maintenance, including tire maintenance, can save you from the headache of a flat tire and all the associated inconvenience! When performed by a trained auto mechanic, regular auto repair maintenance can go such a long way towards ensuring the safety of both you, your loved ones, and your vehicle! We love educating our customers about auto repair and helping to custom design the very best auto repair and maintenance schedule for you, your budget, and your vehicle.

From Charlotte, NC, to Pineville and beyond, you can trust A & M Auto Service for all of your preventive maintenance and auto repair needs, including tire maintenance and repair. Our entire team focuses on creating a top-notch customer service experience for you; we are here to serve. Schedule an appointment with us and have a qualified auto mechanic care for your vehicle; you will be glad that you did! A & M specializes in quality service and repair, so you can trust that your car is in the best of hands. For peace of mind, please schedule an appointment with us today; we look forward to seeing you soon!