This footage of a burning Mercedes G-Wagon SUV shows why you shouldn’t drive on a flat tyre.
Footage shows that the SUV rode on shredded rear tyre and later on a bare steel rim for several miles.
As the driver continued to drive on a on a bare rim, friction between the rim and the road ignited sparks.
The sparks led to the blazing fire that will eventually set the Mercedes G-Wagon SUV ablaze.
The driver of a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon will surely regret the decision to continue driving on a flat tyre instead of packing to fix it after his SUV caught fire on the highway in Hong Kong.
Footage of incident captured by a motorist driving behind shows that the Sports Utility Vehicle rode on shredded rear tyre and later on a bare steel rim – that was now throwing sparks – for several miles before bursting into flames.
Here is why you shouldn’t drive on a flat tyre
It’s important to limit your driving speed when the tyre goes flat while you look for a safe location to park your car to make the necessary repairs i.e replace the damaged tyre with a spare one.
Driving on a flat tyre isn’t just unsafe, it can also cause extensive and expensive damage to the wheel and suspension of your car the longer you drive on it.
Driving a long distance on a flat tyre might cause the rubber to start to break off, causing friction between the metal rim and the road to ignite sparks. The sparks might lead to a fire, that will possibly set the car ablaze – as in the case of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.