Are you stuck on the side of the highway in Atlanta because you have a flat tire? Vehicles are our gateway to freedom, but we also know there can be a few bumps that go along with it. Almost every driver will experience a flat tire.
Here at All Georgia Towing, we know all about changing tires. And yes, being that we are a AAA Roadside contracted company, we have changed numerous flat tires throughout the years. It’s filthy and can be difficult when you have a stubborn tire that takes more than just loosening the legs nuts to remove. They can be as stubborn as a mule that’s not willing to take another step.
Luckily for the motorists of Atlanta, All Georgia Towing knows how to handle that stubborn tire. Our trained tow truck operators have a very specific set of skills for changing your tire on the side of the road. These skills include all safety precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of other motorists on the roadway. Changing a flat tire on the side of the highway with vehicles whizzy by at 70 miles an hour is very dangerous. We highly recommend that you leave it to the professionals. Professionals like us here at All Georgia Towing. Your highly skilled roadside assistance team ready and willing to help you 24/7 in Atlanta.
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How To Change Flat Tire
If you’ve never changed a flat tire before and you want to go it alone, we’ve put together five steps for a DYI tire change. But, we do highly recommend if you are on a busy highway, you give us a call to help. Before we go into the steps, there are a few essentials things you should know. Make sure to pull off the road in a flat location with enough room for you to walk around your car. Turn on your flashers to notify other motorists to prevent you from being hit by a passing motorist. You will need to apply the emergency brake and place a large rock or brick behind the opposite tire. Not the flat tire.
First,open up your trunk to locate your spare and jack. Most vehicles store the spare in the underneath compartment of the truck. If you didn’t find it in your spare in the trunk, refer to your vehicle handbook. Unfortunately, newer vehicles do not come with a spare tire.
Second, remove your hub cap, then use your lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire. You will want to loosen the lug nuts before lifting your vehicle with the jack. Be sure just to loosen the lug nuts. Do not remove them. If the lug nuts are stubborn, use your foot or knee as leverage on the lug wrench.
Third, now you are ready to lift the vehicle with your jack. Be sure to position your jack on the frame of your vehicle. Your manual will provide a specific location for proper placement. Place your jack in a flat secure location under the frame, then turn the handle in a clockwise rotation until it meets your vehicle. Now you use the jacks handle to raise the jack in a clockwise rotation until your tire is several inches off the ground.
Fourth, now that you have the vehicle lifted, you can remove the lug nuts. The best way to keep track of your lug nuts is by placing them on your hub cap. Then you can remove your flat tire, put it on the side of your vehicle and replace it with your spare tire. Put your lug nuts back on your bolts. Tighten your lug nuts by hand, then tighten them with your lug wrench to ensure they are secure.
Fith, lower your vehicle by turning the jack counterclockwise. Once you have the tire back on the ground, remove the jack. Remove the jack from underneath the vehicle and once again tire each lug nut to be sure they are secure enough to drive your vehicle. Now that your tire change is complete, place the jack, lug wrench, hub cap, and flat tire back into the trunk of your vehicle.
Now, if you’re experiencing any difficulty changing your car’s tire you can always contact us for assistance. Not only can we arrive in a short amount of time, but we also have years of experience changing flat tires. No, we’re not at the NASCAR pit crew level, but we’ve changed thousands of tires with cars whizzing by at 80 plus miles per hour. So, you could say we’re battle hardened and can get your tire changed quickly and safely. And, if you don’t have a good spare tire, well, you’re in luck because we can tow your car to the nearest tire shop. So, don’t despair, call All Georgia Towing today.
You don’t have to go it alone! All Georgia Towing provides roadside side assistance and towing services to the exceptional motorists of Atlanta, Georgia. Our crew is willing and happy to do the dirty work, so you don’t have to. All of our towing services are affordable and will save you time.
Why Call Us Instead Of Doing It Yourself?
There are several reasons to call All Georgia Towing when you need roadside assistance. For instance, if your spare tire is flat too and will require a tow. Or perhaps you just don’t want to deal with changing your tire yourself. No matter the reason, you can count on us to swoop in, change your tire, and put all your belongings back where they belong. Together with the fact, our tow truck operators are wreckmaster certified. They are highly skilled and experienced. And they genuinely care about providing you with the highest quality towing and roadside assistance experience in Atlanta. Our rates are affordable. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and you can always count on us to answer your call.
Don’t hesitate to call us. Whether you need a tow, battery jump start car service, unlock service, tire change, or just to answer any questions, we’re here to help you with anything related to your vehicle. All Georgia Towing, the best towing and roadside assistance team in Atlanta.