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How To Prepare Yourself For Tire Emergencies

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The thing about emergencies is that they’re never scheduled, and because they’re never scheduled, you’re always caught unprepared. One of the most nerve-wracking situations you can find yourself in is a tire emergency, whether you’re driving and hear a loud sound come from your wheel, or you’re stuck alone on the side of the road with a puncture. But fear not, because you can always prepare yourself for any emergency and get all the supplies and equipment you may need from a tyre shop near you before it happens.

Rule #1

In an emergency, the most important thing that you need to remember is to stay calm. Panic causes us to act irrationally, and when you’re driving in a car, irrational actions could be dangerous.

Tire blowouts are extremely dangerous, and they usually happen when you’re driving. It can even happen when you’re travelling at high speeds. If you experience a blowout, it’s important not to slam onto your brakes, even though that’s what your instinct tells you to do. Having a blowout causes your car to lose control and braking will cause your car to swerve. It is better to come to a gradual stop because it allows you to be in control of your vehicle the entire time.

Be Prepared For A Change

Once you’ve come to a halt and examined the damage, you won’t be able to continue driving without a new tyre. Being stuck on the side of the road and waiting for help can be frustrating as if you’re alone, it can be unsafe. To prevent this from happening, you should make sure you have all the tire supplies you might need. Make sure your spare wheel is in working condition, especially if you’ve recently had to change it. Make sure your car has a jack, a wheel spanner, and a lock nut so that you don’t have to wait for help and you can start fixing the problem yourself.

Having all the tools prepares you for a tire emergency, and you can get everything you need from a tire shop near you. Of course, this won’t help change the tyre yourself. If you aren’t sure what to do, come into Drury Tires, and we’ll make sure that you have what you need to change a tyre and show you how to change it. After all, there’s no point having all the tools with no knowledge of how to use them!