"Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 4
Episode No.: 4/13 (039)
First Broadcast: June 19, 2003
Viewership (in millions): 7.60[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 2.8/10[1]
Episode Chronology
Previous: "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!"
Next: "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!"

Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen! is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 4.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Schloss Ort are as follows:

  1. Steve & Josh (2:57 am)
  2. Monica & Sheree (3:51 am)
  3. Reichen & Chip (3:53 am)
  4. Tian & Jaree (3:57 am)
  5. Millie & Chuck (4:43 am)
  6. Jon & Al (4:47 am)
  7. David & Jeff (4:57 am)
  8. Kelly & Jon (5:00 am)
  9. Steve & Dave (6:04 am)

Teams must fly to Paris, France. Once there, teams must travel to Le Mans and find the Circuit Bugatti to find their next route marker.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will has to change four tires on one of the marked race cars. Then, they must preform a lap around the race track with a professional driver at breakneck speed. When they've completed the lap, they can head over to the winners' podium and get their next clue

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive to Marseille and find the Porte 4 Cap Janet at Phare de Sainte Marie lighthouse to find the next route marker.

Teams must go to Gorges du Blavet in Bagnols-en-Forêt and find their clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at an unknown location between the pit start and the Detour.

Teams must head to the Musée de Tapisseries and hang paintings as a puzzle to reveal a picture of the next pit stop. Once they successfully finish the puzzle, they can claim the Fast Forward. Tian & Jaree won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Ropes
Teams must rappel 230 ft down the gorge to their next route marker.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Slopes
Teams must walk down a marked path to the next route marker.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must hike back up the mountain and drive to the Chateau des Alpilles to check in.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
S4 TianJaree
 1st place 
Tian & Jaree
S4 JonAl
 2nd place 
Jon & Al
Best Friends/Clowns
S4 MillieChuck
 2nd place 
Millie & Chuck
Dating 12 Years/Virgins
S4 MonicaSheree
 4th place 
Monica & Sheree
NFL Wives/Moms
S4 ReichenChip
 5th place 
Reichen & Chip
S4 DavidJeff
 6th place 
David & Jeff
Best Friends
S4 KellyJon
 7th place 
Kelly & Jon
S4 SteveDave
 8th place 
Steve & Dave
Air Traffic Controllers
S4 SteveJosh
 9th place 
Steve & Josh



  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (08/15/2013): "The Amazing Race 4's Flashback to French Leg"