How To Avoid A Tire Blowout

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Having to deal with a tire blowout or a flat tire is an annoying task that no one wants to deal with. Whether you're running errands around Grapevine, you're on your way home after a long day at work, or you're just cruising around in your BMW car or SUV, having a blowout happen can be both dangerous and irritating.

What Causes A Flat Tire Or A Tire Blowout?

There are many reasons why a flat tire can occur. Besides running over road hazards, like rocks, potholes, nails, and other debris, a blowout could also happen because of crack in the sidewall or tread, over or under tire inflation, and a preexisting puncture that hasn't been taken care of.

How Can I Help Stop A Tire Blowout From Occurring?

The best way to prevent a flat tire is to routinely inspect and maintain your tires. Make sure that there aren't any cracks, punctures, or tread damage, keep an eye out on the air pressure and refill or let out air as needed, and, if you do hit a pothole or debris on the road, a quick inspection is a good idea.

What Do I Do If A Tire Blowout Does Happen?

If you're driving along and your tire does blowout, here are some steps that you should take:

  • Grip the steering wheel firmly
  • Don't slam on the brakes
  • Slow the car down slowly
  • Pull over to the side of the road
  • Put on your emergency flashers
  • Call for help or change the tire yourself

If you need assistance with inspecting your tires, we encourage you to stop by service center and allow us to take a look. We can also order you new tires, if you'd like, and can replace them for you in no time.

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