At Folsom Lake Ford we pride ourselves on being one of the few Ford dealers out there that make customer satisfaction our singular goal. When you visit our dealership, you can expect to find a team of auto professionals who will answer any questions you may have, and one of our favorite topics to cover is flat tires.

Flat tires can seem as though they come out of nowhere. A flat tire can occur as a result of the everyday wear and tear or by a dangerous roadside obstacle. Fortunately, you don’t have to be stuck on the side of the road waiting for assistance.

When changing a flat tire, there are some essential tools that you should have with you, but a jack and a wrench are certainly at the top of the list. Once you’ve got your jack positioned beneath your vehicle, be sure to raise it at least six inches off the ground. At this height, slipping the tire off of the axel should be easier than it would be otherwise.

We also recommend that you check the air pressure of your spare tire before installing it. Spare tires sit for months and months at a time, and there is no telling if the spare is even a worthwhile replacement.

All that said, it is incredibly important that you head to seek the help of a maintenance professional right away so that you can repair your flat tire or purchase a replacement.

If you’re looking for a team of auto maintenance experts, you can look no further than our team in our Ford service center. At Folsom Lake Ford we pride ourselves on satisfying all of our customer’s automotive needs, and tire maintenance reside near the top of the list.