Below are a series of guidelines that you should be aware of and adopt so that you are prepared with what to do next.
- Your vehicle will slow down.
- Depending on which tire burst, your car will pull to either the right or the left.
- If the front tire blew out, you will feel the force within the steering of your vehicle. With a rear tire, you will feel it more so in the seat and/or body of the car.
- Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
- Do not slam on your brakes.
- Let your car slow down gradually.
- Pull to the side of the road.
- Turn on your emergency flashers.
- Call for help.
- 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 tools are located. Keep in mind; if you do not have a full-sized spare, it should not be driven for long distances.
- If it is not safe to change the tire where you are, or you are unsure how, call for roadside assistance.
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