How To Deal With A Tyre Blowout

March 20, 2018 at 5:33 PM

How_To_Deal_With_A_Tyre_Blowout.jpgA tyre blowout can be dangerous, more so if you’re driving at high speed, as it could cause your vehicle to lose control. A burst front tyre will usually cause your vehicle to “pull” to the side of the blown-out tyre while a burst rear tyre usually causes your vehicle to sway side to side.

If you happen to get a tyre burst while driving, keep calm and do the following:

  • Hold the steering wheel with both hands and maintain the correct driving posture.
  • Avoid making sudden movements on the steering wheel as this could destabilise the car. Instead, try to keep your car on its path with mild steering movements.
  • Remove your foot slowly from the accelerator while keeping off the brake pedal.
  • Once the car has slowed down considerably, you can begin applying the brakes ever so slightly.
  • Indicate and steer your vehicle to the side of the road. Drive on the bare metal wheel if you need to, but don’t stop in the middle of the road.
  • Put on your hazard lights once your car comes to a halt.

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