Blowouts occur more often in the summer because heat causes the tire rubber to expand; but who thinks about this? So here you are, going 65 mph+ on the freeway when you hear a pop. The car slows down drastically; you instantly realize you have a tire blowout. What do you do in this dangerous scenario?
How to Recognize a Tire Blowout
Not everyone recognizes the signs of a blowout right away. You may hear a banging pop and feel a reverberation inside the car. Expect repeated flopping and flapping as the flat tire smacks the road.
Other signs to bear in mind:
- The car may pull to one side.
- Expect rougher steering if a front tire blows out.
- Expect vibrations and bumpiness in the seat if a rear tire blows out.