Properly maintaining your tires is the first step of proper tire safety. The top tire blowout causes include improperly inflated tires, tires that are excessively worn, and tires that are damaged due to road hazards.
It’s not a good idea to drive on flat tires for any distance, so it’s a good idea to know how to change a flat tire safely, as well as how to recognize the 5 warning signs you may need new tires. If the worst happens and you find yourself in an unavoidable tire blowout, then it helps to know how to properly handle the situation so you can avoid an accident.
Once you get your spare tire on, you can drive to Mississauga Kia to get your tire replaced or repaired. We’re just a short drive from Brampton, Milton, Oakville, and anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area. Book an appointment online, or phone our service department.
“The Four S’s of Staying Safe in a Tire Emergency”
- Sense any unusual noises, vibrations, or changes in steering that may indicate a possible tire failure
- Stay calm and avoid slamming on your brakes or steering abruptly
- Slow down by releasing your foot from the gas pedal and wait until your speed is reduced before applying the brakes
- Steer safely to the side of the road and come to a stop