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Tyre Blowouts are extremely rare but getting a puncture or a blowout while driving can be a scary experience – especially if you have never experienced on before or if you’re driving at high speed on the road.

There are many reasons why you might encounter a tyre blowout while driving-

  • Driving with under inflation tyre
  • Driving over a hard or sharp object/obstacle. Ex: a stone, block, brick, bottle, or metal bevel.
  • Overloading the vehicle, leading to an overheated tyre.
  • Over-inflation can cause a tyre blowout
  • Excessive tyre wear or age.
  • Manufacturing defects on the tyre.

Steps to Handle and Avoid Tyre Blowouts-

  • Check for Tyre Wear
  • Inspect Tread Depth
  • Look for Damages on Tyres from Improper Use
  • Bulges in Tyres
  • Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
  • Do not slam on the brakes.
  • Let your car slow down gradually.
  • Pull to the side of the road once you have slowed to a safe speed.

These tips should help you in understanding a tyre blowout and also how to handle these unexpected blowouts. Please look for signs and wear on tyres as this could be life-saving in more than one way.