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I think it's really important to know a bit about the internals of a car, so that when you are getting your car serviced you can talk intelligently with the auto technician. As well, there are many easy DIY jobs you can do on your car to save your some money which can make all the difference when you are young and starting out. This site is where I am recording everything I am teaching my kids about auto servicing, and because I think it will be useful to many other families as well. I hope you find it useful for your family.

Teaching my kids abouts cars

How to Limit the Chances of Damaging Your Truck Once a Tyre Blows Out

Kenzi Jacobs

Tyre blowouts can cause serious damage to a truck if the driver lacks experience in how to retain control of the loaded truck in those situations. This article discusses some helpful tips that inexperienced truck drivers should implement in order to avoid costly damage to their trucks during a tyre blowout.

Avoid Hitting the Brakes

Many drivers instinctively hit the brakes once a tyre on their vehicle blows out. Hitting the brakes as soon as a tyre blows out may be risky. This is because the momentum of the moving truck may make the truck spin out of control because the weight it is carrying is no longer evenly distributed to all the tyres. It is therefore advisable to refrain from stepping on the brake pedal until your loaded truck has regained stability after the blowout.

Step on the Accelerator

It is advisable to step on the accelerator pedal of the truck briefly once a tyre blows out. This step is helpful because it counters the added drag or friction that is being exerted on the loaded truck due to the sudden loss of pressure in one of its tyres. Your truck will therefore be less likely to swerve towards the crippled side if you quickly accelerate once its tyre blows out. The added acceleration will help you to regain control of your truck so that you can bring it to a stop before it hits the curb or swerves off the road.

Avoid Turning the Steering Wheel Suddenly

Resist the urge to turn the steering wheel sharply as soon as the tyre blows out. Turning the steering wheel sharply can cause you to lose control of the loaded truck because that sudden manoeuvre may cause the truck to move excessively towards the side where you are turning the steering wheel. You should simply keep your hands firmly on the wheel and gradually steer the truck to the side of the road once it is stable in the aftermath of the tyre blowout.

Decelerate Slowly

Always decelerate gradually once you regain control of a loaded truck after one of its tyres has blown out. This slow deceleration is necessary because the crippled tyre will be unable to respond to the braking force at the same rate as the normal wheels. It is therefore safer to brake gradually rather than suddenly.

The tips above will help you to avoid some of the worst damage that can occur to your truck after a tyre blowout. Visit a truck repair shop as soon as possible so that the vehicle is assessed and repaired in order to prevent it from becoming a safety hazard.