August 6, 2020

What to do when you have a tire blowout?

By alinsco

One of the dangers of driving, especially on a highway, is that a tire blowout could happen. You need to be aware that if you don’t know how to react, it could create an additional accident and put yourself at risk. 

The next steps will allow you to have a controlled reaction while you get to a safe environment.

Tip 1: Stay calm and do not make any sudden moves, keep the steering wheel straight till you are able to slow down and stop.

Tip 2: Allow your car to slow down gradually, don’t hit the breaks suddenly as it could cause you an accident.

 Tip 3: Turn your flashers on and pull over to the side of the road, do not exit your vehicle until is safe to do so. 

If you are able to change your tire, read our blog on how to change it yourself in 5-easy steps.

If you are in a dangerous position, call your roadside assistance from your insurer.

Drive safely and stay covered!