How to Handle a Tire Blowout

When experiencing a tire blowout, the key is to keep your cool, and to maintain control at all times.

You will need

  • A quick response time
  • Calm under pressure

Step 1 Stay cool Ignore your natural instinct to hit the brakes or jerk the steering wheel when you have a blowout.

Step 2 Accelerate slightly Accelerate slightly to maintain control of the vehicle. Keep going straight.

Step 3 Decelerate Ease off the accelerator slowly.

Step 4 Coast Maintain your course while the vehicle slows.

Step 5 Apply brakes Apply the brakes gently when your car slows to 30 miles per hour.

Step 6 Turn on right turn signal Turn on your right turn signal.

Step 7 Pull over Pull your vehicle off to the side of the road, and breathe a sigh of relief…you’ve just survived a blowout.