Get a flat tire is a frequent experience for us in El Salvador. Out here in the country, roads are treacherous for sedan-style cars. They'[re reiddle diwht potholde, lumps, and bumps, and diret roads swith high and low spots scrape your car’s underside. A truck would have been more practical, but with gas at 20-25% more here than the U.S. a sedan it was.
Our extra tire had a flat, and before we could fix it, out went the air on the rear right tire. We borrowed a doughnut from a friend and went to fix out flats on the way to Chalatenango. They fixed it with a plug and off we went. Well, a half mile down the road we heard a distinct popping sound. Woops. Looks like some barbed wire got a tire this time, same one we just fixed! We bought two ‘softly used’ tires on the way back from Chalate for 35 bucks. We’re hoping they’ll serve us for a few months.