This winter has wreaked havoc on our roads! Potholes are inevitable this time of year and, while we can’t stop them from appearing, there are things you can do to help prevent damage to your vehicle.
Tips to Avoid & Prevent Pothole Damage
#1 Don’t Swerve
Swerving to avoid potholes is dangerous because your sudden movement could cause you to hit another vehicle. Keep your vehicle under control at all times and don’t make any sudden, erratic moves.
#2 Pay Attention
After a short freeze and thaw cycle or after rainfall, potholes tend to develop quickly. Make sure you don’t follow other vehicles too closely so that you can see ahead and avoid speeding.
#3 Keep an Eye on Tire Pressure
It’s important to keep your tire pressure at the recommended pounds per square inch (PSI) in order to cushion some of the
#4: Don’t Slam the Brakes
In case hitting a pothole is inevitable, you shouldn’t slam your brakes. This will force the weight of your vehicle forward and down which will cause even more damage to your vehicle.