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Tips for staying safe when handling a flat tire on the expressway

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While getting a flat tire is inconvenient, it can be downright panic-inducing when you’re traveling at a high speed on the expressway.

Stay in control of the situation with these tips from Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Fox Lake.

At the first sign of trouble, make sure to firmly grip the steering wheel with both hands.

And while your first inclination might be to slam on the brakes, experts in the field say to avoid doing so as it can cause you to skid and lose control of the vehicle. Instead, slow down gradually by lightly stepping off the gas pedal.

When guiding your vehicle off the busy roadway, make sure to use turn signals. Once on the shoulder of the road or in a safe spot, switch on your emergency lights and brake slowly until you can stop completely.

And whether you’re waiting for roadside assistance or changing the flat tire yourself, make sure to steer clear from heavy traffic.

Prevention can be key to helping avoid the inconvenience of flat tires and blowouts in the first place.

So before heading out on the road, make sure your tires are properly inflated and rotated on a regular schedule.

Customers can do that at Ray Autogroup. The service department offers every maintenance procedure needed to keep an automobile not only running, but also hitting its optimal efficiency and performance profile. Let the staff of MOPAR-certified technicians help ensure your wheels and rims are back on the road in no time.

Ray Autogroup

23 N US-12, Fox Lake, IL 60020

(847) 587-3800

raycdjr.com

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