What to do if your tire blows outOnce you are off the road with your flashers activated, you can exit your car and begin the next steps.
- Put out reflective cones or triangles if you have them.
- Locate your spare tire. Your owner's manual will guide you as to where your spare tire and necessary changing tools are located. Remember that if you do not have a full-sized spare, the spare should not be used for driving long distances.
- If it is not safe to change the blown tire where you are, or you are unsure how, call for roadside assistance.
Buying New TiresThe best way to prevent blowouts is to ensure your tires are in good, undamaged condition. Your neighborhood Pep Boys has technicians on staff to help you decide on a new set of tires if you need them. If you're not sure what you need, we can give your car or truck a once over and inform you of the condition of your tires and other major components.
Your tires are the last link between you and the road. It pays to keep an eye on them and have them replaced as soon as you notice they've become damaged, dry rotted, or simply worn out from regular use.