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What to Do After a Tire Blowout

What to Do After a Tire Blowout

Tire blowouts are always unexpected and can often be stressful, would you know how to handle one? 

For many, drivers there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout–especially at highway speeds. Tire blowouts and flats result in nearly 11,000 collisions and 200 fatalities each year. The good news is that since 2008, tire-related crashes have dropped dramatically; the bad news is that 200 fatalities are still 200 too many. How you react can make all the difference in how the situation will go down. Here are some tips on what to do after a tire blowout.

What does a tire blowout sound like?

There three key sounds to a tire blowout you should expect to hear. 1) A loud bang–this is the tire popping. 2) Air whooshing as it escapes the tire. 3) Finally, a repeated flapping as the deflated tire hits the pavement.

What does a blowout feel like? 

You will feel the vehicle slow down, and it will then pull to the left or right, depending on which tire blew out.

Driving Through a Tire Blowout

There are some immediate responses you should take to increase your chances of being safe. If you experience a tire blowout remember these important tips:

  • Hold the steering wheel firmly and don’t allow it to pull to a side as it could cause a collision with the car in the other lane.
  • Fight all instincts to slam on the brakes and let your car slow down gradually.
  • Pull to the side of the road once you have slowed to a safe speed. Apply your brakes gently.
  • Activate your blinkers.

The only way to be financially protected is by having the right auto insurance. You need a policy that will work to keep you safe whenever you are behind the wheel of your vehicle. Contact the independent insurance professionals at Little & Sons Insurance Services for all of your car insurance needs in Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, and surrounding California areas. We will work with you to find the coverage you deserve, all at the right price to fit your budget.

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