At first you feel the steering wheel tremble, and then you may hear the flapping noise of one of your tires as it hits pavement awkwardly. Driving down i64 in Louisville Kentucky has its pitfalls, and one of them is being stranded on the highway with a flat tire. How can All American Towing of Louisville help? Here are our tips on how to handle changing a flat tire on i64.
A Flat Tire on i64
If you get a flat tire while driving down I64, you have to know whether or not it’s safe to change the tire on the side of the highway. You may think that simply being on the side of the road (the shoulder) is safe enough, but you’d be wrong. Many collisions and fatalities occur when someone has positioned their vehicle on the shoulder, often too close to the white line. While the white line separates the highway from the shoulder, you’d think that most drivers would payheed. You’d again, be wrong.
Some drivers are distracted, intoxicated or simply driving too close to the shoulder mark because they believe they should heed the vehicle to their left. What happens next is typical – the person changing their tire will most likely by struck. What some people who attempt to change their own tires believe is that they have enough room to position themselves and their vehicle on the side of the road. But what most find out is that after jacking the car up, they often have to maneuver their body which may put them over the line and directly into a live lane.
Call All American Towing, AAA or the State Police if You have a flat tire on Highway i64
You can contact the police to alert them you’re stuck on the road. Contacting one of our tow operators will have them on the scene in minutes and we can change your tire for you. If you have AAA. there should be a special number you’ll call to have them dispatch our truck to you.
Don’t let the cost of a $100 rim stop you from driving your vehicle, slowly on the shoulder, to the next exit where it will be safe to change the tire yourself. Contact All American Towing at (502) 890-5741 and we’ll respond faster than you expect.