Finally happened, cruising along doing 70 mph (the limit) and I heard a thunk and I felt the pull. Check rear view and pup is leaning. Immediately pull over and see the flat, on the drivers side of coarse. Get back in an pull even further over. Ok so I’m a female, alone, on a busy highway at 3 in the afternoon someone will stop an help, right? I get busy getting my jack and spare out. No one. Put the jack in place and loosen lugs. No one. Jack her up, take of lugs and tire. No one. Cars and semis flying past (4 lane highway). Put on the new tire and started tightening, no one. Just as I was tightening the lugs a trucker stopped and put up the orange hazard markers. Then he finished tightening the lugs. At this point a trooper comes along (I swear he looked 15 years old ) I am faithful at checking the inflation on the tires. I have not been checking the condition of the tires. Big mistake. The other tire was worn with holes as well. Carlisle brand. So now I need 2 tires. So my 15 Year old trooper tells me there is a Blains fleet an farm a couple miles away. Perfect! I get there. It’s around 4pm. They will not even talk to me since they are booked for the day. They recommend a place down the road a spell. Go there no luck. They suggest the Walmart. Give a call, and they have them. Ok great! Get there and they are mounted and need 5 lugs. Of coarse I have 4. So after some back and forth and my pleading they agree to mount them on mine! The technician had never worked with the smaller tires so he was unsure if he could do it. Also he was not allowed to jack up the pup in the parking lot. So I finally am on my way, spending $170 for ‘hi run’ tires and make it home safely. When I purchased the tires I stayed away from radials after I saw the damage that could be done to the wheel well. I’m glad of that since the pup was not harmed. I also taught my self to change the tire when I got the pup. Nice knowing what to do. Now many months ago I put the hazard markers in my cart for Amazon but was waiting for a better price. Not a good idea, I purchased them as soon as I got home. I do wish some one would have stopped sooner just to park behind me. I would have felt a bit safer, but all in all I did ok.