A $2,000 flat tire can cost you up to $3,000 in Canada, according to new data from the federal government.
And the cost is rising.
The Canadian Tire survey shows flat tires cost consumers $3.33 in the province of British Columbia and up to a whopping $6,746 in Manitoba.
That’s more than double the $2.50 in Ontario, where flat tires are the leading cause of damage.
While there’s no exact dollar figure for how much a flat tire costs in different parts of the country, the survey suggests a flat in the GTA can be $8,500.
Flat tires can also be a big deal in Ontario where they’re the third leading cause after fires and accidents.
But a flat can also make a big difference in Alberta, where it costs consumers $7,000.
So what do you do if you’re hit with a flat?
You could call the insurance company, according an Insurance Bureau of Canada report.
It’s up to you if you want to call the insurer.
Or, if you have no insurance and you’re in a high-risk situation, you can pay the bill yourself and get your flat repaired.