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What Is a Tire Blowout & How to Prevent Them

What Is a Tire Blowout & How to Prevent Them

For drivers, a tire blowout is worse than a flat tire. Tire blowouts are a quick and explosive loss of tire pressure and are almost always unrepairable. The scary thing about them is that they happen out of nowhere. You might be wondering, “what can cause a tire blowout”.  Underfilled tires Uneven and thin tread wear Damage (from nails, glass, etc.) Hauling too heavy of items Tire defects Tire blowouts cannot go unmissed, as they make a loud, disruptive sound. Additionally, a tire blowout may also produce a strong, burning rubber smell as the tires pop. If you catch any of these signs, the first thing to remember is to stay calm. Do not slam on your brakes as that could lead to an accident and worsen the damage. Instead, we recommend using your hazards to signal to other drivers that you need to get out of the road. Once you are able to pull off to a safer spot, call for roadside assistance immediately.    Prevention Tips Tire blowouts are unfortunate ... read more

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