Expert advice: how to properly react to a burst tire while driving
The first thing the driver should check before driving is the condition of the wheels. If there are problems with the tires, the engine should not be started until the problems are corrected.
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However, it is not always possible to completely eliminate risks. Sometimes a tire bursts while driving, at the most inopportune moment.
In such a dangerous situation, the driver must adhere to certain recommendations, experts say.
The main thing is to maintain straight control of the vehicle. Sudden maneuvers and turns must be avoided. Trying to stop the vehicle immediately is not recommended as this may increase the likelihood of getting into an accident.
You should gradually reduce your speed and slowly pull over to the side of the road. If the front tire blows out, the car will be easier to control than if the rear tire blows out, which complicates the situation.
When a rear tire blows out, you must turn the steering wheel smoothly so that the vehicle is under control. You should also reduce your speed slowly. As soon as the problem is solved and the tire is replaced, you need to contact a car service center.