How to Prevent the Need for Flat Tire Repair

April 24, 2017

Avoid the Need for Flat Tire Repair


You’re on your way to work and you get a flat tire. Now you’re going to be late. It’s a cliched story, but it happens all the time. You can avoid this unpleasant situation by taking the proper preventative measures against getting a flat tire. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, like when you run over a nail on the road. Even so, if your tire is in good enough shape, sometimes even that won’t pop it. Here are some tips to keep your tires in the best shape possible and prevent the need for flat tire repair. Remember, if you have a flat you can always contact Terry’s Auto Service and Towing for roadside assistance and flat tire repair services.


Air Pressure


One of the best things you can do for your tires is keep them properly inflated. Some newer cars may notify you when your tires need some air, but older cars will require you to do a visual check. If you notice one of your tires is lower than the others, take it to a gas station to air it up. Most gas stations have free air, so it’s easy for you to keep your tires inflated. In addition to being better for your tires, it also will help you get better gas mileage. The lower your tire inflation, the harder it is to roll, so the harder your engine has to work to move it along.


Check the Tread


One of the simplest ways to check if your tires are worn down is to look at the tread. If your tread is low, you should probably get new tires. If your tread is bare, you’ll probably get a flat tire soon. It isn’t worth getting flat tire repair on tires that are already bare, so save yourself a headache and get some new tires. Consider getting tires that have a tread warranty. This guarantees that your tires will last a certain amount of miles.


Watch the Road


This should be obvious, but watch where you drive! If you see debris or detritus on the road ahead, see if it’s possible to switch lanes to avoid it. Avoid driving on unpaved roads and near construction sites if possible. You can also prevent your tires from wearing down sooner by doing this. Even if the rough roads don’t puncture your tire, they can still cause damage that may give you trouble down the road. No one wants to get a flat tire repair if they don’t have to.


Contact Terry’s Auto Service & Towing for Your Flat Tire Repair Needs


If you do end up needing flat tire repair, come to Terry’s Auto Service and Towing. We’ll fix your tire up to put it in the best condition possible to get you back on the road. We also offer towing services and roadside assistance for cars, trucks, motorcycles, semi-trucks, and RVs. Don’t forget to visit our auto shop for repairs and maintenance. Contact us today or view our website for more information.

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