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How to Handle a Tire Blowout

How to Handle a Tire Blowout

A car tire blowout is one of the most dreaded and potentially dangerous things on the road. It's even worse when you are a new or inexperienced driver as it can make you panic, ultimately losing control of your car. Based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, tire blowouts are responsible for over 75,000 road accidents killing over 400 drivers. Well, before these numbers get you all terrified, you should understand that a tire blowout does not always mean impending danger. How you react the first few seconds after the incident makes all the difference. So How Do You Handle a Tire Blowout? Stay Calm and Do Not Hit the Brakes The first best thing you can do during a car blowout is staying still and doing nothing at all. Do not hit the brakes, turn the steering wheel or even remove your foot from the gas pedal. Taking any of this action will make you lose control, making things worse. Tightly Grip the Steering Wheel and Steer Straight Once your tire blow ... read more