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Drive with Care and Avoid Potholes

by | Apr 8, 2016 | Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Potholes, Road Trips

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Potholes can cause a variety of problems if you hit one when you are driving. Water that seeps into the road will then freeze and expand. As it expands, it starts to break up the roadway. Vehicles that drive on the road every day can also continue to do damage to the road and cause potholes.

 

You never want to brake hard or accelerate fast going over a pothole. This increases the impact that you will have when you hit the pothole. Also make sure to leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This allows you enough time to react incase a pothole or object is on the road in front of you.

 

Make sure that the tires are properly inflated. Tires that are over inflated or under inflated are more likely to fail. They also have a great risk to become flat when driving over a pothole. If you hit a pothole and there is no visible damage to the tires, it is still recommended to bring the vehicle in. We can check the rims and alignment for you as well. By having a vehicle in good condition, you can improve the efficiency when you drive.