Content reviewed by Eric Riddles, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
Getting a flat tire is a common occurrence which happens to nearly every driver at least once. It is a major inconvenience, especially if you are out on the road far away from home. At Custom Complete Automotive, our tire shop professionals can give you the information you need to change your own tire and assist you if you have any problems at any of our six locations in Columbia, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, Missouri.
The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for a flat tire is to purchase the proper supplies for changing a tire. Although you may have AAA services or a nearby tire shop, being able to change a tire on your own is advisable.
The supplies you will need include:
There are specific steps involved in the tire changing process. If followed correctly, you should be able to remove the flat tire and replace it with your spare or donut tire. It is very important that you are aware of your surroundings and consider your safety the entire time, especially if you are on the side of the road or in the dark.
Once you’ve changed over to your spare or donut tire, you should visit a tire store to repair or replace your original tire. Many spare or donut tires are not meant for long-term driving. At Custom Complete Automotive, we offer a wide variety of tire repair options, as well as tire replacement. Our auto experts can help identify the right solution to fit your needs and your budget.
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