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Fixing Your Flats

We will help you with a flat tire anywhere in the Greater Vancouver area.

If you’ve got a flat tire in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Langley, Surrey or Delta… give us a call and we will come out promptly to help you with your flat tire, usually in 30 minutes or less.

Please call the location nearest you:

TAP TO CALL TOWING NEAR YOU:
RICHMOND: 604-265-5888
VANCOUVER: 604-670-7100

We can deliver air to inflate your tire on the spot.  If that doesn’t solve your problem, we can change your tire for you or tow you and your vehicle to the closest tire shop of your choice to get it fixed.

*flat tire changes are subject to availability of our trucks and technicians.

Don’t Drive with a Flat Tire

Depending how flat your tire is, we highly recommend that you do NOT drive your car with a flat tire.  It is important to get the tire fixed or replaced before driving for the following reasons:

  • It can be extra costly
    When a tire is flat, it can get worn down at a much faster rate.  Your car relies on running with a properly inflated tire.  Without a proper tire in good condition, driving the car could put holes or cuts in the tire.  If it is too damaged, it will no longer be usable and will need to be replaced with a new tire.  It is recommended that you drive a car where all tires are of the same type and same wear.  If one tire is destroyed, you may need to replace all four of your tires to maintain a proper balance.  Damage can also be done to your suspension or your wheels, as they are designed to be function properly with a tire that is inflated right.
  • It can be dangerous
    If you drive with a flat tire, your traction and handling is already dramatically decreased.  Continuing to drive with the flat tire may cause the tire to suddenly blow out which can be extremely dangerous, especially at higher speeds.  It can result in your vehicle suddenly losing control, already with a fraction of the handling due to the flat tire.

Take Care When Pulling Over

If you are driving when you realize you have a flat tire, always practice due diligence and pull over to the side of the road in a safe manner.  Pull over as soon as possible to prevent any damage to your vehicle, and find a safe spot where passing cars will be able to easily see you long before they pass you.  Be sure to leave plenty of room between your car and the closest lane.  Lastly, if you are exiting your vehicle, be extra careful when you open the door and step out.  Shoulder check first to watch for approaching cars.

Run Flat Tires

Fortunately, some newer cars are now coming with tires which are specially designed to still function even when punctured.  These types of tires are called Run Flat Tires.  See the video from Fifth Gear below to learn more about Run Flat tires.  They are much safer than regular tires, allow you to keep driving up to 50 miles while maintaining a good level of handling.  As much as we love meeting our customers on the road, these tires help keep people safe and may be worth considering for your next set of tires.