Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

If your tyre blows...

Dos and don'ts when a tyre blows while traveling at high speed.

DO NOT

  •  step on the brake; allow the car to stop gradually.
  •  jerk the steering wheel.
  •  try to come to an abrupt stop.

These actions could cause the vehicle to roll over.
 

DO'S

  •  Step off the accelerator.
  •  Try to keep driving in a straight line. If you start to skid, slowly turn into the direction of the skid until you regain control.
  •  If a collision looks inevitable, turn away from oncoming traffic.
  •  If you cannot avoid hitting something, aim for something that will give way or strike glancing blows that will slow the car.

If you have, or just had a problem with your tyres or your car, you can contact CAP to report the matter.