What to do if Your Trailer Tire Blows Out
It can happen to the best of us. You’re driving down the open road on the way to a camping trip, on your way home, or wherever the road takes you and all of the sudden your vehicle loses control from a tire blowout. Hopefully you never have to go through this but in the event that you do, you’ll want to be prepared.
One of the worst things you can do in a bad situation is panic. It is important to remain calm so that you can take control of the situation and get yourself to a state of safety. Do not slam on the brakes! This can be the first instinct during a tire blowout but it is not safe to do.
Pull Over Safely
The first thing you need to do is pull over as soon as you can in a safe area. Remember, don’t slam on the brakes! Grip your steering wheel firmly and apply light pressure to the accelerator to help gain control of the vehicle. Turn the wheel gently to pull over and out your flashers on.
Change the Tire
Once you’ve pulled over safely all there is left to do is change the tire and you’ll be on your way. Make sure to chock the wheels and follow all safety procedures when changing your tire. Also be sure to check for any other damage to your vehicle that may have occurred.
Prevent Tire Blowouts
This is by far the most important step for tire blowouts, prevent them! Don’t think that it won’t happen to you, it can happen to anyone and the best way to be safe is to take measures to care for your tires and prevent any blowouts happening. One of the biggest causes for tire blowouts is improper trailer storage and tire maintenance. The easiest and safest way to properly store your trailer and care for tires is with TrailerLegs. When your trailer is not in use you must keep your tires off the ground to prevent dry rot and ensure that the tire doesn’t bear the weight against the same spot. TrailerLegs is an innovative trailer stabilizer that makes it secure and easy to lift your tires off the ground and store your trailer. With TrailerLegs your trailer will be lifted and stabilized, keeping your tires off the ground and away from any moisture. Your tires will thank you! Learn more about the TrailerLegs system on our blog here.