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How to Respond to a Tire Blowout:

  • 1) Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
  • 2) Ease off the accelerator pedal, but don’t brake. Braking could cause a loss of vehicle control.
  • 3) Activate your directional signal and steer toward the shoulder of the road.
  • 4) As the car slows, brake gently and bring the vehicle to a stop.
  • 5) Shift to Park, set the parking brake, and activate your hazard flashers.
  • 6) Exit the vehicle and evaluate the situation.

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