Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Perils of Potholes

While potholes could be considered a sign of spring, they’re not a very welcome one. Some I’ve seen lately look big enough to swallow an entire wheel. Obviously the best thing to do with potholes is to avoid them by looking ahead, but in case you spot them too late for evasive manoeuvres, here’s some advice from Allstate Roadside Services on how to avoid damage:

Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

Leave plenty of room in front of your vehicle so you can avoid potholes without getting into a crash.

If you can't avoid a pothole, slow down before you hit it and don't brake. Braking can actually cause more damage.

When driving over the pothole, hold the steering wheel firmly to avoid losing control.

Use caution and drive slowly when driving over a puddle of water or through the snow because it might be hiding a particularly deep pothole.

That all sounds like good advice, though I’m starting to think keeping your tires inflated is the stock answer to everything (traction, braking, mileage…). Unfortunately, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of chances over the next few weeks to put it all into practice.

[SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company via]

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