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Imagine you are driving to an important appointment when all of a sudden you notice that
your vehicle is tilting to one side, making it impossible to steer. Because there is a possibility
that your tyre is punctured, this should not be ignored.

The following is a list of the most common indications that a puncture has occurred in one of
your car’s tyres:
1. Reduced air pressure in the tyres
2. Immediate lowering of the pressure in the tyres
3. Wheels that shake or wobble when they turn
4. Are you having difficulty steering your car?
5. A pulling sensation might be felt to the left or right of the vehicle, as if it were being
dragged in that direction.

If you choose to disregard these warnings, you may end up causing unneeded harm to your
tyres and the components of your tyres. More importantly, you may be putting yourself and
your passengers in danger if you abandon them in an unfamiliar location.

The question now is, what exactly is a puncture in a car’s tyre?
When a foreign object penetrates your tyre, this is known as a puncture. A puncture will
cause the tyre pressure to progressively drop as air escapes, which will finally result in a flat

1. When you acquire a hole in one of the tyres on your car, there are a few things you
should NOT do, including the following:

2. If you discover that one of your tyres has a hole in it, you should try not to let anxiety
or panic take control of you. Take a deep breath, calm yourself, and turn on the
danger warning light so that others can see that you’re having problems.

3. Do not suddenly apply excessive pressure to the brake pedal; this could throw off the
car’s centre of gravity, causing you to lose complete command of the vehicle.
4. Please come to a complete stop and slow down the speed of your vehicle. Instead,
ease up on the gas pedal while keeping both hands firmly on the wheel. This will help
you avoid skidding out.

5. Do not stop or pull over at any location when you feel the first tremors in the steering
wheel or when the steering becomes difficult to manage.

6. Instead, search for a secure area where you can make a stop. If it is possible to do
so, get out of the way of the traffic by pulling over to the side of the road onto a grass
verge or finding a layby.

7. It is important to always have a spare tyre available, regardless of whether or not
your car’s tyre has been punctured. This will allow you to quickly replace the
damaged tyre with the spare and get back out on the road.
If you don’t have a spare tyre or the one you have is substantially damaged, it’s best to take
it to a tyre service to get it repaired or replaced rather than trying to change it yourself.

This is where 247 Mobile Tyre Services , the service we work for, can be of assistance. If
you have a flat or punctured tyre and are unsure how to have it fixed, feel free to contact us
through our website.