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You’re cruising down the freeway and next thing you know you hear THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. Your tire is flat. Don’t panic, we’ll walk you through what you should do.

The very first thing you need to do after getting a flat is try to get as far off to the right side of the road as possible. This is to make sure that any cars that are still on the road don’t injure you in anyway as they’re traveling.

Once you are clear of the road, make sure you turn on your hazard lights. Hazard lights are the best way to get people’s attention when you’re on the side of the road. Hazard lights also let everyone that is going by you know that something is up and to give you some more room. You’ll probably notice switch into the far left lane when passing by your stopped car.

Also, when you pull over to the side of the road put your car in park and pull the emergency brake. Using both of these will ensure that your car doesn’t move around when you’re replacing your tire or waiting for someone to come help you.

At this point if you know how to change a tire, you are now in a safe spot and situation to do so. If you do not know how to change a tire call a friend or roadside assistance to come help you. Tow trucks are also a good option if you do not know how or do not have anyone to help you change the tire.