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How to Change a Tire While Traveling with Kiddos

Traveling with kiddos is a great way for you to create memories with them and for them to make their own inside jokes and memories with each other. It’s easy to travel with kids fun until suddenly you get a flat tire. Kids are always so curious and will want to get out and see what happened while asking you a million questions. Prepare for any situation by following these tips and tricks for dealing with emergencies while traveling with kids. 

When you first start to feel the tugging and pulling of your tire going out to try your best not to panic. Panicking will only strike fear in the kids and often followed by crying. Say something indicating you just need to pull over to the side of the road real quick in a calm voice. 

Make sure to pull over into a safe spot so your kids won’t be in danger if they try to get out of the car, avoid the median of the road. If your roadside assistance isn’t handy before you get into your car put it in a place that is easily accessible. A majority of road ride assistance services now have smartphone apps you can download instead and can ping your exact location. Always try to have your phone fully charged when traveling so it can last until help comes. 

If you are going to change the tire yourself then bring a toy or snack for them. Nothing distracts kids more than fun and yummy snacks. Try to keep a box of snacks in the back of your car and a bottle of water. This will help keep them in the car, safe, and distracted. If your car has child lock it’s best to turn them on while you change the tire. 

Before you begin your travel be sure to check your tires and bring your vehicle into us at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton. We will make sure you have the best tires for your trip to prevent any flat tires from happening to you and your little ones. Invest in good tires because cheap tires don’t usually last that long. Before your trip makes sure you know where you flat tire tools are and that there easily accessible. 

If you need a flat tire fixed, be sure to call us. We wish you and your kiddos safe travels. The highly skilled team at Pro Auto Care genuinely care about you and your safety, and we will do our best to keep you safe on the roads of Denver, Littleton, and well beyond. If you haven’t already, come check us out at either of our locations: 2030 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80222 and 2753 W. Church Ave., Littleton, CO 80120 both Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Make your appointment today!