Tyre blowout

Mum and baby

If a front tyre blows out, your car will pull towards the side with the blown tyre. If it's a rear tyre, the back of your car might sway from side to side. Keep calm and follow these guidelines:

  • Don’t brake suddenly.
  • Ease off the accelerator. Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Brake gently to stop. Steer the car straight ahead.
  • Find a safe place to pull off the road.
  • If you're not able to change the tyre yourself, call for help from a friend or from a roadside assistance service operating in your area.