Getting a flat tire can be one of the most frustrating parts of driving a car. Not only is it an inconvenience because it puts a stop to your day, but it immediately triggers the question, "how much will this cost me?" At Nerger's Auto Express, we take pride in treating our customers fairly, with the utmost honesty and respect. If you have the unfortunate experience of a flat tire, we want you to know that we will do everything we can to keep your costs low and get you back to your busy day as quickly as possible.
There are a few signs to knowing that you have a flat tire: You may notice your car is showing a change in its handling, you may hear a loud noise, or you might even feel a vibration as you are driving. As soon as you notice one of these indicators, you must safely pull over when you are given the chance. It is essential under these circumstances, to always keep calm and pull over into a secure location. At this time, you will need to turn on your hazards, set your parking brake, and replace the damaged tire with a spare. Please make sure to keep your speed at around 50mph or less.
Once you arrive at Nerger's Auto Express, we will take your tire into our shop and run a few tests to see if the tire is repairable through either a plug or a patch. If the tire isn't able to be mended, we will help you find the right tire for your car at the lowest possible cost. As part of your service at Nerger's we want to help you understand the best ways to prevent a flat tire and save you money. Here are some quick tips to keep your tires in the best shape possible:
- Try and avoid potholes, or foreign objects in the road
- Rotate your tires regularly to ensure that the wear is even on both the front and back tires
- Make sure your tires are aligned to avoid added pressure on one tire over the other
- Check your tire inflation regularly and be sure that tire pressure is even in all four of your tires.
If you have any questions, or need any additional information on your tires, please stop by or call our store. We look forward to helping you stay safe on the road!