no need to stress out . . .
just because you have another flat tire on the interstate and have to find roadside service.
Not to mention that you are pulling a small cargo trailer and forgot the spare tire for it. Facts are facts and it had to be fixed.
Counting your blessings in the midst of trouble is always a great idea! We definitely were blessed because we were only 8 miles from a town that had the assistance we needed and they were available in a very reasonable time. Also, it wasn’t raining.
Salem Tire Center was professional on the phone and followed through as discussed on the phone. A serviceman arrived very promptly, brought a replacement tire and the credit card machine, and changed our trailer tire. He was appreciative that my husband stood at the back of the truck to wave drivers over to the other lane while he worked. Sometimes other drivers fail to courteously switch lanes to allow space, promote safety, and prevent extra wind turbulence for stranded motorists. Also, I should mention that the repair cost was very reasonable. The service call itself was $75.00 which was probably affected by how close we were to the town.
It is a hassle anytime you have to locate reputable roadside assistance. We have learned it is easier to find it ourselves than call a service hotline. So, just in case you are traveling in southern Illinois on interstate 57 and have a flat tire I’m sharing this resource with you. Hopefully you won’t need it!
Salem Tire Center, Inc.
1701 West Main
Note: I received no compensation of any kind for writing this blog. It is strictly my opinion and experience. Also, no pictures were taken due to the location of the flat.