When you are cruising at a speed not less than 80 mph and you suddenly hear either a loud boom, wooshing or flopping sound, and if you can’t see any of the cars close to you slow down or take a full stop, instead some would glance at your car, pray that your car doesn’t get flipped. If you’re at a slower speed, your lucky otherwise, you won’t be able to tell the story and yes, chances are, you just blew out one of your tires.So how do you prevent such mishap? Follow these simple tips and save your self a ton of trouble.
Check Tire Pressure Regularly.
It’s the most common cause of tire blowout. Tires work harder when
there’s not enough air and as a result, it can overheat and may result in a
blowout. Checking your tire pressure every month and filling your tires to
their required PSI level will save you from a lot of trouble. Remember to
keep a tire pressure gauge in your car and check your tire pressure as
often especially when going for a long ride.
Worn Treads & Overload
Overloading on worn treads is a recipe for disaster. Always follow the
weight limit recommended by your car manufacturer and replace worn
tires. Although worn treads and overloading can separately be a cause of
a blowout under many circumstances, these conditions if both present will
likely make sure your car and life insurance will serve its purpose.
Watch out for Tears & Other Signs of Wear
A lot of times it’s too small to be a cause of concern but small chips, tears
or cracks, and other signs of wear suddenly become the culprit of major
tire blowout especially during a long ride or when tires get into humps,
dips, or rocks. If you think something looks a little strange, have it
checked by a tire repair professional.