Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Deal With That Flat Car Tyre

Hey Feministas,

You may not know but at the moment I am learning to drive. Yes almost 33 years old (not until tomorrow) and only just adding that skill to my belt. I blame Birmingham for making it easier to get around using trains, buses and feet. So being the independent fierce diva I am it got me to thinking about things I need to learn as well as the actual driving. I don't want to be one of those girls at the side of the road calling the AA to help me fix something I can do myself. *flex muscles*

I remember when I was little driving back from visiting my Nana in Wales, We were driving down the motorway and my dads car suddenly got a flat tyre but as my dad knew exactly what to do he was able to safely handle the situation get us some where safe from harm and get that tyre changed.

I was talking to my bestie about changing tyres the other day and she told me she was once stranded in the snow with nobody around, a flat tyre and fully clueless. God bless you tube she managed to figure out how to get around it and changed that tyre. She also filled me in on a few things I didn't know!

First make sure you are in a safe spot where no accidents can be caused and you will be safe messing around with your tyre. 

do you know where your spare tyre and toolkit are? Most new cars come with these under the floor of the boot but if not make sure you have these in your car for emergencies.

Every car has Jack points where it is safe and stable for you to actually use the jack to lift your car. Make sure when getting your car you school yourself on where these are to avoid you damaging the car when attempting to lift with the jack. 

Know your tools and what they are for so in a panic you don't find yourself stressing over how to work a tyre iron.

I advise you take some advice and get your car tyres checked by a professional like Point-S tyres who will be able to give you all the help you need before you end up in trouble! It is so important that you have the correct tyres and they are checked regularly to make sure they are still in great condition,

Do you have any flat tyre horror stories?

*This has been a collaboration but all opinions are my own


  1. Great post!
    Horror story you say?
    We used to live above some horrible neighbours who put some nails on our drive so we drove over them without realising :/
    Half way down the dual carriageway the tyres started to buckle and luckily we managed to pull over before we crashed.
    Three of the four tyres were punctured and we had to call out Green Flag to recover us and the vehicle.
    Not happy times at all!

  2. Eeeeek! I don't have a horror story - yet! - since I have only passed my license a few months ago, at the age of 25. I blame London for making it easy to live without one for so long too. But at least now I have one and I can blast some Sleater-Kinney while driving up the coast when I visit my parents on the French Riviera.

    - Elodie x

  3. I don't have one as I haven't changed a tyre in my entire 41 year old life. I don't drive either, so that might be one of the reasons. :(


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