Sure, you did the smart thing and paired roadside assistance with your extended auto warranty, but no one ever wants to have a tire blowout while driving. Here are a few tips to help you protect your tires and your passengers while driving.
- Watch for road hazards – Potholes and other road hazards can destroy a tire if you hit them while going too fast or at the wrong angle. If you can avoid a pothole safely, do so. If not, slow down as much as you safely can, and hit the pothole straight on. The sidewalls of the tire are weaker than the front, so you are more likely to wreck your tire if you jerk the wheel to the side at the last second.
- Don’t overload the car – If your car is designed to hold five people and has a trunk, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about on a family vacation. However, you may not want to load firewood from the floor to ceiling in the back of your vehicle before you check the manual to see how much weight it can carry.
- Check tire pressure regularly – If you don’t have a warning light on the dash, check your tire pressure on a regular basis. If you do have a warning light and it comes on or feel a wobble, pull over as fast as you safely can to survey the damage. It’s better to wait on the side of the road for assistance than to have a tire blow while you’re trying to make it home.
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