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What should you do if your tire blows?

On Behalf of | Dec 22, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

When you are driving in Pennsylvania, you may encounter hazards on the road including animals or distracted drivers. If the weather is terrible, it could pose another challenge if your vision is obstructed or the road is slippery. Problems with your vehicle can also create a danger if malfunctions cause you to lose control. If your tire blows, for example, it is essential that you are educated about how to handle it so you can avoid a dangerous accident. 

Your tires see more wear and tear than most parts of your vehicle and can become worn out even faster if you do not properly maintain them. As such, it is critical that you monitor your tire pressure, have your tires rotated regularly and pay attention to the tread on your tires. These actions can help you guarantee that your tires are in optimal working condition to help your car work efficiently and get you safely between destinations. 

According to Allstate Insurance Company, if your tire blows, the worst thing you can do is try to immediately get your vehicle to the side of the road. This is contrary to what many people believe and to what your gut instinct may be. However, sudden movement of any kind can send your vehicle spiraling out of control. Instead, lightly tap the accelerator to allow your vehicle to regain a bit of traction and stabilize itself. Then, keeping your steering wheel as straight as possible, wait until your vehicle slows to a point where you can safely maneuver it and coast to the side of the road. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.