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Tips for Safely Handling a Tire Blowout

Last updated 5 years ago

The best tire blowout is the one that never happens, which is why you should check your tire pressure at least once a month. Unfortunately, all the tire maintenance in the world can’t guarantee that you’ll never experience a blowout. Nails, pot holes, and hot asphalt are just a few of the factors that can cause a tire blowout. To make sure that you’re ready to handle a tire blowout, take a look at this video.

In this video, Dr. Bill Van Tassel, Manager of Driver Training Programs for AAA, discusses how to maintain control of your vehicle in the event of a tire blowout. First, remain calm and stabilize the vehicle. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel and ease off of the accelerator. Next, gently apply the brakes and pull the vehicle off to the side of the road. If possible, try to park your vehicle at least five feet from the road and call roadside assistance for a tow truck.

If you experience a tire blow out, then be sure to visit DeKalb Tire in Roswell for the replacement tire you need. We carry all the tire brands you know and trust, including BFGoodrich, Michelin, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Bridgestone, and more. For additional information about our tire store in Roswell, contact us online or dial (404) 252-9895.

 

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