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How to change a flat tire

Have you ever had a flat tire? If not you are pretty lucky because sooner or later you are bound to experience having a flat. It could be that you are on your annual summer road trip or you are just headed into work. Do you know what you need to do in the event that one of your tires gets a hole, or simply goes flat? Sooner or later it is bound to happen so make sure you are prepared with these tips.

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Follow the ten simple steps found at Ken Garff Pre-Owned and you’ll be back on the road in no-time!

Click here for simple steps to getting that flat changed!


Want to be prepared before the flat happens?
Here are some simple tips to make sure you have everything you need.

Before heading out

Besides the crucial jack, wrench, and spare tire, you might also want to consider placing these tools in your trunk to make a tire change much easier and more comfortable in the event you do blow a tire:

  • Flashlight (with extra batteries).
  • Gloves.
  • Tarp or mat to kneel on.
  • Plastic rain poncho.
  • Fix-a-flat™ spray foam.
  • Tire gauge.
  • Tire blocks.

Quick Fixes

Once in a while, a tire isn’t completely destroyed when it goes flat. If the flat is caused by a nail or other sharp object, and you can’t or don’t want to change your tire on the side of the road, you may be able to give yourself a few miles of leeway by using a flat-fix type spray.

Simply follow the manufacturer’s directions. In ideal situations, the spray foam will allow you to at least find a close off-ramp and pull into a service station or a rest stop before you have to change your tire.


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