How To Avoid A Blowout And What To Do If One Occurs

Tire blowouts are scary. Not only can you lose control of your vehicle, but these events frequently leave drivers stranded by the side of the road. The good news is that at Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis, we're committed to helping motorists avoid these dangerous and all-too-common events.

Check Your Tire Pressure

The best thing that you can do to avoid a blowout is to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If they are over-inflated or under-inflated, you'll have a higher likelihood of experiencing a major tire rupture. When you perform your periodic tire checks, look for signs of significant aging, and problems like cracks along the treads or at the sidewalls.

Don't Panic

Try not to panic during a blowout. Avoid jamming your foot down on the brake. Instead, ease up off of the accelerator and let your vehicle slowly come to a stop. Then, be sure to set up road flares or reflective cones so that other drivers can see you. Visit us at Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis today for professional servicing or to learn more about general tire care.

 

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