Having a sudden blowout with the tire is typically due to wear, defect, or under inflation. It is recommended if you experience a blowout, do not slam on the brakes. You should steer the vehicle out of any resulting skid. This can help maintain control of the vehicle when you are driving. To help prevent a blowout from happening, make sure to inspect the tires on a regular basis. The air pressure is important because it will help the vehicle to get good gas mileage as well. If you are not sure how much the tires should be inflated to, you can check the vehicle owner’s manual. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check the tires for you. We can also alert you to how much air the tires should have.
Most tire blowouts are usually caused by a tire that is under inflated and does not have enough air in it. When a tire is under inflated, the side of the tire will flex more. That generates heat and the heat will then lead up to the tire failing. Over time, the tires lose air pressure in them. This is about one pound per square inch every month plus one pound per square inch for every ten degree drop in temperature.
Usually car tires are inflated to about thirty five pounds per square inch. It does not take long for the tires to become low when driving. Newer vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system that will like up with a warning light on the dashboard if the tires get too low. If you have an older vehicle, you will need to check the tire pressure on a regular basis. If you notice that the tires are becoming too low, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you.