The other morning, I was already exhausted as I went to leave for work, when THIS happened… As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get three of the lug nuts loose. Either they were excessively tight, or I was excessively tired. Luckily Jeremy hadn’t left yet, and he gave me a hand. Unfortunately, I’ve changed so many flat tires in my life, I could be an expert. Once, I had all four tires slit, one per night, four days in a row. That was neither fun nor cheap! Numerous times, I’ve had flats while I’ve been traveling on a major highway, or at night, or with small kids in the car. None of those are fun either. Once, and I don’t know how this happened, I got a flat from a wire coat hanger which remained stuck in the tread! At least this time, the hole was in a place where it could be patched. I really hate when it’s just outside the tread zone where you’re forced to buy a new tire, especially if the current one isn’t that old.
Let’s talk: Have you ever changed a flat tire yourself? Did you know that many new cars these days do not include a jack as a standard piece of equipment, but as an add-on amenity?