How Far Can I Drive on a Flat Tire? | Wichita Tires

How Far Can I Drive on a Flat Tire? | Wichita Tires

Tracy’s Automotive can help you if you need a tire repaired or replaced.

It’s one of a driver’s many nightmares. You’re headed to the dog park when you have a flat tire. And, now you’re stuck in a car in cold weather with an energetic dog that’s eager to get out and run. Yet you don’t want to pull over, especially if you’re in heavy traffic. But you’re not sure how far you can go on a flat. So in this blog the experts at Tracy’s Tire Pros review how far you can safely drive on a flat tire.

Driving ono a Flat Tire: How far is too far?

Not very far, according to At least not if you want to save the rim and the tire. “When you realize a tire is flat while driving, remain calm but take action immediately. So, slow down and pull off the roadway into a safe area away from traffic, the National Safety Council advises. However, there are times when the nearest safe area is the next exit ramp, or some other distant location.  But, fortunately, it’s possible to drive several hundred yards before you irreparably destroy the tire, according to Car Talk.

Keeping it Safe

It might be smarter to drive slowly (not more than 20 mph, or 32 km/h) to a safe stopping point, rather than to stop on a busy highway. And the National Safety Council advises, ‘It is better to roll the car off the roadway … and into a safe place than it is to stop in traffic and risk a rear-end or side collision from other vehicles.”

Your best bet is to care for your tires to make it less likely that you’ll find yourself stranded with a flat tire. The Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive can help you with tire care, tire repair and tire replacement.

While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, check into our specials, like free road hazard protection on a set of four tires.

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Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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