What do I do if I get a flat tire on the highway?
My car is constantly breaking down on me. I’m taking a big road trip this weekend and am trying to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. What do I do if I get a flat tire on the freeway?
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We’re sorry to hear your car is acting up on you! We’ll make sure you’re prepared for your trip. If you get a flat tire on the highway, you should let your car slow down gradually and roll toward the shoulder of the road or an exit. Once stopped, turn on your emergency flashers, and stand far away from the vehicle while you wait for help to arrive.
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- If your tire blows out on the highway, do not slam on your brakes. Let your car slow down gradually by taking your foot off the gas.
- Let your car roll toward the shoulder of the road or toward an exit. Do not stop in the middle of traffic.
- Once the car is stopped turn on your emergency flashers and call for assistance.
You can also fix the tire yourself if you know how.
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