Blowouts occur when a car tire becomes so stressed that it bursts, rapidly releasing air. It is dangerous to keep driving on a blowout because the car may lose control, so you'll need to either change it yourself or contact and wait for the local towing service. Here are some tips you can follow to help avoid blowouts. 

How Can You Prevent Tire Blowouts?

1. Watch Out for Road Hazards

Avoid dangers like potholes, curbs, and debris on the road. If avoiding isn’t an option, go slower when driving over them. Sudden impacts against these can lead to the tire getting punctured or bulging so much that it bursts.

2. Check the Tire Pressure Often


An over- or underinflated tire is more susceptible to blowouts. Too much air makes the tire stiff and unable to flex when driving over potholes and other road hazards. Too little air makes it flex too much and increases the surface area touching the road, creating more friction and heat that wears the tire out more quickly. Check the air pressure regularly to make sure that it’s at the manual-recommended pounds per square inch (psi). If you do have a blowout, a towing service can check the pressure in the other tires while helping you change the damaged one.

3. Don’t Drive on Old Tires

Tires gradually wear out from use and develop balding treads and rotting or cracked rubber. They won’t be able to protect you from punctures and potholes as effectively and may give out from too much heat and friction. Car tires typically have lifespans of up to six years, depending on the manufacturer, so plan ahead to buy replacements around that time.


If you have a blowout, call the team at Maps Towing and Diesel Repair in Rawlins, WY. This friendly and professional crew will change your tire or transport you and your car to a nearby auto shop. Learn more about their services online, or call (307) 370-3794 for towing and roadside assistance.