Sunday, February 18, 2018
For many, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat.
1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you?
Monday, Jan 22, 2018 by Smudge 4 weeks ago star
This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.Before hitting the road, study up on these flat-tire-fixing hacks and build up the confidence to complete this all-American road test:Be spared: Spare tires are usually hidden under the carpet in the trunk area, but they aren’t always included in newer vehicles (allowing manufacturers to make lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles). When purchasing a new vehicle, ask the dealer about the inclusion of a spare.Flatlining signs: A flat tire is usually accompanied by a loud noise or rubber flapping. The vehicle will feel like it is being pulled toward the side of the flat tire, and it will feel as if the vehicle can no longer accelerate. When in doubt, activate hazard lights and move the vehicle safely out of traffic, ideally on a flat area with enough space on the side of the road. Once in a safe spot, remember... read more...  comments [0]
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