Flat Tires, Breakdowns, and What to Do If They Happen to You

changing-tireNo one wants to get a flat tire, especially while driving. It does happen, though. There are many different reasons why you could get a flat tire. It could be caused by a nail or some other debris in the road or parking lot, a flaw in the tire itself, or the wear pattern over time.

A wear pattern could basically mean having the interior portion of the tire wear down much more quickly than the outside part, which is what you generally see unless you thoroughly inspect them. Some BMWs are designed for the wheels to sit at a certain angle, mostly for traction purposes.

That means the interior portion of the wheel may wear down much more quickly than the exterior portion. If that happens, weakness in the tire develops and you could end up with a blowout while driving.

What should you do in the event of a flat tire or break down?

It all depends on where you get that flat tire or your vehicle breaks down. If you’re on the highway in the middle or left lane, you want to immediately turn your hazards on and try to guide the vehicle to the shoulder, if there is one. If there is no shoulder and you are still moving with some momentum, try to ease your way safely over toward the right side of the highway.

If you broke down on a secondary road, you want to try and get your vehicle as far off the roadway as possible, even if that means driving onto the gravel, dirt, or grass. It’s far safer to be there than broken down on the paved surface.

If you break down in a parking lot, try to find a way to get into a spot, even if you have to angle your vehicle to do so. Once safe, call a qualified and reliable auto service center. Your vehicle may need to be towed, but if it’s simply a flat tire, you ran out of gas, or other simple fix, they should be able to come to you and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

If you own a BMW and you’ve experienced a flat tire or it stopped working altogether, contact Bimmex right away.

2016-07-22T17:14:29+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

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