When discussing what kind of damage can be done by a tire blowout, there are two options: the damage that can be done when someone else has a tire blowout and your vehicle is in the debris field, and the damage that can be done to your vehicle if you are the one to experience the tire blowout.
Damage that Can Be Done by Tire Blowout Debris
The most severe type of damage associated with tire blowouts we see in our auto body repair shop comes from vehicles being struck by tire blowout debris, or from vehicles that are involved in accidents trying to avoid tire blowout debris.
Hitting tire blowout debris can cause immediate damage to tires and inner fender walls. If the air loss to your tire is significant enough, it may contribute to another accident. Being struck by tire blowout debris can cause damage to a vehicle that ranges from mild finish scratches to severe body and glass damage.
If your car is damaged by another vehicle who had a tire blow out, ideally you will be able to get insurance information from that individual. As we all know, that doesn’t always happen. If you’re on your own for car repairs, the best auto body collision repair shops will provide a full estimate covering all of the work that needs to be done to your car. This will help you decide if you want to submit a claim to your insurance company to cover the bodywork, or if you prefer to pay for it out of pocket. Choose an auto body repair shop that can help you prepare insurance claims – it eliminates a lot of stress!
Damage That Can Occur When Your Tire Blows Out
The most common reason tires blow out is that they’re being used beyond their useful lifespan. This means the tread is too thin or the condition of the tire is otherwise compromised. When the tire blows out, it can cause damage in the area surrounding the fender wheel, as well as to any other area of the car that may be impacted.