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Do not underestimate the danger of aged or worn tires. Though most people know tires with insufficient tread can induce an accident, tires that are poorly (or excessively) inflated also heighten the odds of an accident.
Before you hit the highway, make sure your vehicle is road ready with basic tire maintenance. Your life is literally riding on your tires, because they’re what safely keep you on the road and can help you avoid a crash. Perform a holiday travel tire safety check to make sure ready for peak performance.
Sadly, far too many of those accidents are the result of tire failures. For that reason, it is important to understand tire blowouts and how to handle them.
It sounds like a gunshot has gone off in your car, and feels like something else has grabbed hold of the wheel. What's happened? A tire has blown. Even though they may seem counter intuitive, the next steps to take will be critical for avoiding a serious accident. Click to learn what you should do in the seconds after a tire blow out, and how to prevent them in the first place.