It’s been a wonderful Christmas Eve at the In-Laws, it’s late and you’re on your way home with the family. You’re taking the back roads, it’s the way you always take home because it’s less busy and you know the route well. The kids are asleep in their car seats and your spouse is almost asleep in the passenger seat.
You hear and feel the back tire hit something and go flat. After pulling to the side of the road and checking out the tire, you check under the back of the car where your full-size spare should be. It’s not there. It’s already replaced the driver’s side rear tire and you haven’t replaced it.
You’re at least 20 min from home and 10 min by car from any sort of gas station. There are farmhouses speckled along the rest of your route home. But that’s no big deal, you have your cell phone. You’ll call an uber for the family and come back with a tire in the morning.
But you’re in the cell phone dead zone.
What do you do?
While this isn’t an imminent danger situation, it is one we may run into. We will need to be prepared to make sure our family is safe and we can get home safely.