Visual Description: Costly roadside assistance.
RAFIE = AFIRE, LAKBY = BALKY, REBLUT = BUTLER, SLARIO = SAILOR — Giving us: FRBKTLEAO
Clue/Question: After paying for the tire change, he was . . .
Answer: “FLAT” BROKE
(Actually, kind of appropriate. These guys couldn’t fly high forever. The soaring jumble balloon has deflated – just like the guy’s tire – and come back to the ground. It was fun while it lasted. At least we got “BALKY” out of it!) — YUR