According to our research, more than 60 percent of the people in the United States do not know how to change a flat tire. A flat tire can result in huge accidents. As one of the leading towing services in the state of New York, we know how to handle such situations safely and efficiently. While we arrive on the scene after your call, it is very important that the driver keep themselves safe in the meantime. Here are a few tips from our expert drivers on how to stay safe if you are stranded on side of the road:
Park at a safe location: When you are stranded on the highway due to a flat tire, you have to make sure that you are not in the middle of traffic. Try to find a safe location to pull over. If you are on the highway, try to take the closest exit and pull over either at a parking lot of a food stop/ gas station or even the side of the street. Stay away from any curb. Parking on the side of the road will make sure that you can see approaching vehicles and they can see you.
Turn on your parking lights: The emergency parking lights need to be turned on to ensure that the approaching vehicles can see you. This is especially necessary at night when a parked vehicle on the side of the road may not be visible to other drivers.
Alternative methods: If you are stuck at a place where there is no network or your phone’s battery is dead, our experts advice you to keep a spray flat fixer with you. The flat fixer will help you get your vehicle to our repair station. This method can only work if your tire is not totally destroyed and has a bit of air left.
Do not replace the tire yourself: A flat tire is extremely dangerous for you to change. We say this because even if you are able to get the tire out, you might end up having a tough time elevating the car by yourself in order to fix the new tire in. Instead of complicating the issue and giving yourself reasons to be flustered, just call our experts. They will make sure that there is no damage to your car or your wheel. At Breen Bros Towing, we first make sure that our clients are safe and then ensure their vehicle is taken care of efficiently.