What are you supposed to do if your tire blows out?
That’s a scary thing! Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence, it happens all the time. I’m sure every time you drive down the freeway, you see tire debris on the side of the road from people who have had blowouts; and it’s the worst when it’s the middle of an Arizona summer and those people are stuck on the side of the freeway!
Are You Prepared?
So the question is- if and when that happens to you, are you prepared? Do you know what to do? Or are you just going to throw your hands up in the air and hope you’re okay? Well, I have a few tips for you that hopefully you can remember in the case that you were having a tire blow out so that you can be safer.
- The first thing, if you feel your tire having a blow out, grasp firmly onto the steering wheel, hold on tight, and direct that car forward.
- The second thing that you should not do is you should not slam on the brakes. That’s a natural tendency. Do not do that. That’s going to make things worse.
- Actually, what you should do is you should slightly accelerate. That slight acceleration helps you regain control of the vehicle.
- Once you feel like you have a little more control, let go of that acceleration, keep going straight forward, and let your car naturally slow down.
Don’t try and get into the other lane.
Don’t try and get off to the side of the road.
Wait until your car has stopped, and then at that point you can slowly get over to the side of the road and put on your hazards.
These are the recommended steps in the case you’re having a tire blowout. Follow these steps, you’ll be a lot safer and hopefully there will be no injuries and minimal damage to your vehicle. Stay safe guys.