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How to handle a tyre blast?

Tyre blast  

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  1. 1. Steps to prevent a collision after tyres blast

    • No sudden steering inputs
    • No hard braking


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Hi All, 

 

What are the primary reasons for tyre a blast?
Have you ever experienced a tyres blast on a City/Highway? 
 

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1 hour ago, RajG said:

What are the primary reasons for tyre a blast?
Have you ever experienced a tyres blast on a City/Highway? 

 

Nothing is scarier than a tyre burst where your vehicle gets difficult to control as it happens due to sudden loss of air pressure without any indication. This sudden loss of air from the tyre makes it very difficult to drive on the road.

There is nothing more critical to safe driving than healthy tyres.

 

These tyre bursts usually happen due to bulging out because of heavy load on the tyre.

One should check the maximum limit that the tyres can endure and then load the vehicle accordingly. Always check the pressure when the tyres are cold in condition.

Potholes or hitting kerbs are also few other reasons as they can immediately cause a tyre blowout.

If your tyres are over 5 years / 40,000 kms old, you should consider replacing them. The older & more worn-out that your tyre is, the higher the chance of burst.

It is recommended to take a break after every 2 to 3 hours of driving. This refreshment stop will not only do good to the driver, but also allows the tyres, brakes, clutch. to cool down. Give your car & tyres a visual check during these breaks.

 

You have less than 1 second to take a decision between life and death during this situation of a tyre burst. At this instance, You are naturally wired to take the wrong decision i.e. you will step on the brake.

During this circumstances, accelerating is the only safe decision where you've to do so within one second. Whether you are driving a Car, Bus, truck or a two wheeler.

 

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5 hours ago, RajG said:

Hi All, 

 

What are the primary reasons for tyre a blast?
Have you ever experienced a tyres blast on a City/Highway? 
 

I didn't experienced but saw it live, while returning from kanyakumari having a tea break on NH, saw a Isuzu old type vehicle carrying lot of root type food don't even know those saw first time, saw a sudden sharp steering towards right and flipped the vehicle, God's grace no death, passengere survived with very Minor injuries but driver strucked up in his door, very bad situation, God has given me little brain to me and I successfully bought him out mean while my frnd called the ambulance, he went to hospital and had a leg  and shoulder fracture.

 

Maintaining the air in the tyres is the only way u can restrict the tyres burst, and while it happened we have to take decision as mentioned above and we don't think of it and apply both. U want to be good in such situations play video games then ur guessing will be good but should not be addicted. 

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I have seen a tyre burst incident recently, it was a scary experience. 

A fully loaded WagonR, went off the road and landed side ways. 

There were six people in the car, all of them walked away with minor bruises and scratches. 

 

They jumped the divider and landed in the farm on the opposite lane.

Speeds are around 80kmph but it was very dramatic. 

 

Couldn't click any pictures, I was pretty shaken. 

 

On 11/20/2018 at 8:15 PM, Tapahasu said:

God has given me little brain to me and I successfully bought him out mean while my frnd called the ambulance, he went to hospital and had a leg  and shoulder fracture.

 

Good to see that you took the initiative to help. 

 

On 11/20/2018 at 5:16 PM, sagar said:

You are naturally wired to take the wrong decision i.e. you will step on the brake.

 

This is the biggest problem. 

it happens in a second. 

 

I was behind him, as soon as I saw his car loosing control, I slammed on brakes. 

I was lucky that i don't have any tailgater. 

 

Anyone installed aftermarket TPMS? Is it worth?

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19 hours ago, RajG said:

 

Anyone installed aftermarket TPMS? Is it worth?

 

Installing a TPMS system on a car that doesn’t have one? Will it be accurate enough to give the right results that we can we trust it blindly? I think it would still be questionable.. Not that all the fillers at the fuel stations read the same in terms of accuracy .. Lol.. But, I believe that correct tire inflation is essential to a car’s operation and proper maintenance. I check my tires every time before I get into my car and get it filled or checked every time I fuel up.

 

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Installing a TPMS system on a car that doesn’t have one? Will it be accurate enough to give the right results that we can we trust it blindly? I think it would still be questionable.. Not that all the fillers at the fuel stations read the same in terms of accuracy .. Lol.. But, I believe that correct tire inflation is essential to a car’s operation and proper maintenance. I check my tires every time before I get into my car and get it filled or checked every time I fuel up.
 
What are some healthy habits for proper tyre maintenance?
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21 hours ago, Krish said:

What are some healthy habits for proper tyre maintenance?

 

Keep a check on the tyre tread depths, tyre pressure and tyres alignment  in regular intervals or atleast monthly.

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I vote for both options on the poll. Both these actions could be dangerous, you need to think instantly and need to gradually slow down your vehicle. 

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But a slow puncture can lead to tyre burst. 
No matter how many precautions we take, chances of tyre burst are still present. 

I feel TPMS is the only device which helps in alerting the driver.

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

you need to think instantly and need to gradually slow down your vehicle. 

 

I don't think so @Sridhar Tandra. Revving the wheel further with higher acceleration and holding the steering wheel firmly. By accelerating the tyre releases huge amount of pressure which follows enough magnitude of force to destabilize the car. I think this should be a right solution during this instance.. Never use a brake which one obviously tends too.. A slight touch on the brake pedal during this situation can cause disaster.

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On 11/20/2018 at 3:07 PM, RajG said:

Hi All, 

 

What are the primary reasons for tyre a blast?
Have you ever experienced a tyres blast on a City/Highway? 
 

New trends evolving in Hyderabad leads to this.....explanation..... if you go for filling air near the petrol station eg. i did at narayana guda indian oil petrol bunk. The puncture fellow whos officially not from indian oil petrol pump, but work for them fill air and the moment all tyres filled with required amount, he say sir one side of tyres pin is not good its leaking air, he will confidently says and convince u to change, the moment u agreed gone Rs 80 for each pin he will charge, and when i see the original pin its bend and you will satisfies it, when i checked with VW workshop guys they straight away says it happens very very rarely on old models...never get it done again, bring it to the workshop we do it for free. 

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