The potholes on the roads can lead to extensive and costly repairs if you are not careful when driving. You will want to make sure that if you see a pothole, try and avoid it. You will also want to be aware of any traffic or people around you. Do not swerve from hitting a pothole if it increases the chance of an accident by going into another lane. It is hard to determine the depth of a pothole as well. Sometimes the pothole may be shallow, while other times it may be deep. If you do have to hit a pothole, make sure you approach it at a slower speed. This will allow you to go slowly over the pothole to help avoid damage and issues to your vehicle.
If you hit a pothole
If you do hit a pothole, make sure to check your vehicle over as soon as you stop. This should include checking the tires, rims, and overall condition of your vehicle. Depending at the angle and speed you hit a pothole at, there can be significant damage done to the vehicle. You will want to make sure that the tires do not have any damage to them. This will also include making sure there are no bulges to the sidewalls of the tires. If there is a bulge, it can increase the chance of the tire blowing or an accident.
Check the vehicle
Whenever hitting a pothole, always make sure to contact us and schedule an appointment. This way we can inspect the vehicle for you to help ensure the tires and vehicle are in the best condition possible. If there is an issue, you will want to have it fixed as soon as possible so it does not cause further damage to your vehicle. By having the vehicle inspected, you can increase the safety as you drive.