How to Avoid a Blow-Out on the Highway

    Auto mechanic

    It’s the dreaded scenario for every driver: A routine drive down the highway on the way to work or a social function and a sudden pop, a loss of pressure, and a sudden jerk to one side, the vehicle suddenly incredibly difficult to control. It’s a blown tire and this situation at high speed can prove extremely dangerous, for you and for other drivers on the road.

    The causes can range from hitting a pothole at the wrong angle to lack of maintenance for the only part of the vehicle that should ever meet the road. Alignment and inflation play significant roles in many accidents.

    For instance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study that showed that vehicles with tires under-inflated by more than 25% were three times more likely to be involved in a crash than vehicles with the Continue Reading