Tips and Tricks on How to Bounce Back from Tire Blowouts
If you have read the part 1 of 2 article on blowouts, then you know that we have already given you tips on how to avoid a blowout. Although avoiding an issue so that it does not occur at all is ideal, sometimes things happen that are unavoidable. Because the Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM understands this, we are giving you a detailed list on how to survive once a blowout has already happened.
- Stay Calm
Although it may not seem productive, the best thing you can do when first experiencing a blowout of your car’s tires is nothing at all. That’s right, nothing. Do not move your wheel, do not move your feet from the pedals that they were on when your tires had a blowout, do not do anything. The reason why one should first stay calm and not do anything is because any sudden movements after a tire blowout can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
- Steer Straight
Although you will feel your car veer to one side after a tire blowout, you should firmly grab the steering wheel and drive straight. Not steering straight after a blowout could lead to an accident.
- Gently Press the Gas Pedal
Even though this may seem counterproductive, slightly accelerating after a tire blowout will give you enough momentum to regain control over the car. Once control is regained, you can slowly let off the gas.
- Allow the Car to Slow Itself
Your car will naturally slow down after a tire blowout. Allowing a car to slow itself after you have regained control and let off the gas is fine, if you continue to steer the car straight.
- Gently Step on the Brakes.
Once you have gently pressed and let go of the gas pedal and allowed the car to slow itself to below 30 mph, you can then slowly turn the steering wheel to get off the road and safely out of traffic. Once you have done this, you are ready to brake once and for all.
Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Can Help Get You a New Tire
If you experience a blowout our certified professionals are here to help you get a great deal on a new tire. Don’t hesitate to contact Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Our certified service professionals are here to help you with all your vehicle needs.