Here in Flemington, NJ at our dealership we replace our share of flat tires for car owners. Ditschman/Flemington Lincoln thinks it is important for you to take some basic safety precautions when you need to replace a flat tire. Here are some useful tips.

Never try to change a flat near traffic. You should try to get your car off the road. You can put it on the shoulder of the road, but a level and firm spot away from the road is even better. You can usually drive the short distance needed without damaging your rim if you maintain a very slow speed.

If there is no safe place to replace your tire, break out the reflectors in your emergency kit. Mark your vehicle with the road triangles, secure the car, and move to a safe location where you can call someone for assistance. Your personal safety should be the top priority.

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