Fix Your Flat | New Orleans Auto Care

When one of your tires goes flat, you need the New Orleans auto care professionals at Twin Tire to help you get back on the road.

It's definitely not shaping up to be a good day. You came out to go to work and found...your car has a flat tire. You're lucky because you have a spare - many cars these days don't come with spares. But it's not a "real" tire, it's one of those so-called donut spares. Now you're wondering if you can leave the "donut" on for a few days while you go to work, run errands and do something fun, like your final preparation for the Rock N Roll marathon.

That's a valid concern. As says about "donut" spares: "These tires are not designed for long-range service. They are made to get you to a garage to have your tire either repaired or replaced. Driving on it for an extended period of time under regular driving conditions will result in a blowout in short order, so get a safe tire on your car immediately."

More specifically, autoblog,com offers these comments about donut spares: "Donut spare tires are not made for extended service. They have no tread to speak of; the carcass or body of the tire is not reinforced and there is no tread belt to protect it from projectiles and road imperfections. The tire is designed simply to get you to a repair facility. ...

"You may notice poor cornering, handling, and braking characteristics. The donut spare has a smaller footprint than a conventional tire, which translates into diminished braking, roadholding and handling. With the donut spare in place, you may find that, when braking, the vehicle dips to the side where the donut was mounted. Also, you may notice the vehicle pulling to that side."

Your best bet is to get your car and tire to the New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire Auto Care as soon as possible. Twin Tire's New Orleans auto care and auto repair professionals can repair your flat or help you choose a new set of tires that's right for you and your car. Twin Tire carries all brands, sizes, style and model of tire to fit any vehicle or driving style.

Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three conveniently located New Orleans auto repair and auto care service centers to help you: Marrero, Harvey and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.

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