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So you have bought a car, you have insurance and tags, and you are now ready to hit the road.
You head down the road and you hear a loud noise like an explosion. Your car becomes difficult to steer. You realize you have a blown tire. What do you do? In a article in Men's Health magazine, it is suggested this is what you should do.
Do keep the car going in its new path by lightly steering in that direction. After you have it under control, gently apply the brakes and ease the car to the shoulder.  
Do not cut the wheel. Your car will want to swerve to the side of the blown tire, and you'll be tempted to steer in the opposite direction to keep the car in the lane. Resist the urge! And whatever you do, don't slam on the brakes. Your car could end up flipping.
Once you get the car to a stop, you will need to change the tire. Ever changed a flat tire?
Here's how:
1. Spread that old bed sheet you keep in the trunk. It'll give you a place to work from and help you find loose lug nuts.
2. Loosen the lugs one turn before jacking the car up. Put the jack on the recessed strip of metal found about 18 inches from the wheel well. The spare should be bigger than the flat so jack an extra 3 inches off the ground.
3. Remove bolts, pull off the flat, pop on the spare. Screw on the bolts but don't tighten until the car's on the ground. 
It is suggested that you do a trial run at home before you run into an emergency situation on the road. 
Happy trials!
And if you are just considering buying a car and looking for insurance options, give us a call or get a quote here.

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