Winter may be long gone, but we are still dealing with its effects. Just drive down nearly any road here in New York and you will be met with potholes. The combination of snow, ice, salt, and plow trucks can create these dangerous holes in our road. Here are a few tips on how to survive pothole season.
- Slow down. Drive a little slower down city and neighborhood streets so you have time to see the holes and hopefully avoid them. Plus, driving through a pothole at a higher speed increases the risk of vehicle damage.
- Look for water. After a rainstorm, these potholes can fill with water. This can hide particularly deep potholes.
- Check your tires. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. An under or overinflated tire can lead to more tire or vehicle damage.
- Report potholes. If you come across any potholes, report them to your city, county, or state (whoever is responsible for the road’s maintenance) to get them added to the list of repair.
Here at Ruge’s Chevrolet, we hope you make it through pothole season unscathed. However, if your car does suffer some damage, schedule an appointment with us and we can get your car back in tip-top shape again.