In the spring there can be an increase in potholes on the road that you drive. Make sure you pay attention to the road in front of you so you are aware of the condition. If there are potholes, make sure to try and avoid them if you can. Safety should always be your main concern, so avoid swerving in front of another vehicle or oncoming traffic. If you do have to hit a pothole, make sure that you slow down and approach it at a slower speed. Doing so will help reduce the chance of damage or issues to your vehicle.
Inspect your Vehicle after Hitting a Pothole
If you do hit a pothole, you will want to make sure that you inspect the vehicle as soon as you can safely do so. It is also beneficial to schedule an appointment so we can inspect all the parts and components for you. If there is damage to the vehicle, you will want to make sure that it is repaired as soon as possible. Doing so will help to prevent any further problems with the vehicle.
Hitting a pothole can do damage to the tires and the rims of your vehicle. In some cases, the suspension can get damaged as well. This can cause the vehicle to ride rough as you are driving. A damaged rim can increase the chance of an accident occurring as well. If you hit a pothole at a faster speed, it can also increase the chance of a tire blowing. You will also want to make sure that you check the tires for any bulges that might form after you hit a pothole on the road. Some potholes can be deeper than they actually appear, so make sure to drive with care this spring.