Handling a Blowout Emergency

Tire blowouts are at best an annoyance and at worst can even cause an accident. Proper maintenance of your vehicle will help to ensure you avoid this unpleasant experience.

If you experience a blowout, pull quickly into an emergency lane or other area safely out of traffic. If you carry a roadside emergency kit in your car, set up warning triangles or flares to alert oncoming motorists. Use your mobile phone to call for help. If passing motorists stop to assist, keep your doors locked and speak with them through a gap in your window. If you are familiar with using a jack and replacing a tire, you can install your spare tire. Be aware of your safety while doing so.

To keep your car in optimal driving condition, visit our service center at Heritage Ford in Modesto, CA, where specialists can evaluate every aspect of your vehicle and ensure it's safe to operate.

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