Having a flat tire is one of the most common issues that a car owner can have. It can happen at any time of day. Flat tires can be as loud as a tire blowout or they can also be a very silent hiss.
There are different signs of a flat tire. However, not all of us are able to recognize them right away. Sometimes, we don’t even realize that we have a flat until we’ve parked the car and stepped out of the vehicle.
Imagine yourself after a tiring day at work. You and your friends decide to head out to unwind for a bit. After unwinding, you go back to your car but unfortunately, you notice that you have a flat tire.
What do you do and what should you do at this late at night? Do you try to find a spare in the middle of the night or do you call for roadside assistance? Or do you just call it a day, get into a cab, and plan to deal with your car tomorrow in the morning? Is it okay to leave a flat tire overnight?
The Silent Flat Tire
Flat tires can be caused by a variety of things. Depending on what is the cause of your flat tire, you may not notice it until your tire is completely flat. One of the things that could happen would be a leaking valve.
The leak can be minimal and if you don’t tend to check your tire pressure regularly, it can go unnoticed until you have a flat.
Nevertheless, a flat that is unnoticed can still be dangerous to drive. That’s why if you already notice the flat, you should stop and park your car.
Fixing A Flat Tire
Most people who find that their car has a flat tire would automatically replace it right away with a spare. However, if you don’t have a spare, the tools, or the skills to remove your flat tire, can you just leave it overnight?
You could leave your flat tire overnight but that isn’t such a great idea. It would be best to immediately deal with the flat tire and change it. If you simply can’t due to any reason, you should at least make sure that the car isn’t putting most of its weight on the flat tire.
If the weight of the vehicle is pressed on the flat tire for a long time, there would be weak areas that would develop. That would cause premature wear and tear of the tire. Plus, it weakens areas, which increases the chance of a tire blowout.
In the scenario above, the best thing to do is to change the flat tire if you have a spare. If not, calling for 24-hour roadside service to help you is the next best thing to do.
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