Tyre Blowouts are extremely rare but getting a puncture or a blowout while driving can be a scary experience – especially if you have never experienced on before or if you’re driving at high speed on the road.
There are many reasons why you might encounter a tyre blowout while driving-
- Driving with under inflation tyre
- Driving over a hard or sharp object/obstacle. Ex: a stone, block, brick, bottle, or metal bevel.
- Overloading the vehicle, leading to an overheated tyre.
- Over-inflation can cause a tyre blowout
- Excessive tyre wear or age.
- Manufacturing defects on the tyre.
Steps to Handle and Avoid Tyre Blowouts-
- Check for Tyre Wear
- Inspect Tread Depth
- Look for Damages on Tyres from Improper Use
- Bulges in Tyres
- Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
- Do not slam on the brakes.
- Let your car slow down gradually.
- Pull to the side of the road once you have slowed to a safe speed.
These tips should help you in understanding a tyre blowout and also how to handle these unexpected blowouts. Please look for signs and wear on tyres as this could be life-saving in more than one way.