Emergency Roadside Tire Tips

If you have a blowout while driving, your car will suddenly lose control and become difficult to steer. If the tire goes flat, steering will be difficult also.

When this happens, pull your vehicle off the road to a safe location. If you have to drive on the rim of the tire for a short distance, that is fine. It is better to be safe. The rim is replaceable. Once you get to a stopping spot, decide if it is safe to get out of the vehicle. If it is not, call for roadside assistance; do not exit the car.

If you can get out of the car, access the damage. Can you change the tire? Learn how to take off a tire and replace it before you need to do it in real life. Carry a tire inflator, like fix-a-flat, in your emergency roadside kit. If the tire is flat, try inflating it with the canister. The can attaches to the tires valve stems.

Have your car and tires regularly inspected. Stop by our service center here at Steve Hopkins Honda conveniently located in Fairfield, CA for a total car inspection. We are glad to help.

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