How do you get flat tires from nails?
October 11, 2007 10:56 PM Subscribe
How do nails/screws get stuck in tires?
posted by atlman to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One would think that a nail or screw or other piece of metal would be lying flat on its side on the road, so when a vehicle runs over it, how does it raise up to puncture the tire?
Even if it were sitting upright, wouldn't the vibrations of the approaching vehicle cause it to fall over?