Surviving Pothole Season Without Severe Vehicle Damage
The return of beautiful weather means the return of potholes on our streets. They seem to go hand-in-hand! The cold and wet winter weather is rough on asphalt! And the resulting potholes are rough on your vehicle. Take some extra care driving around and it could prevent or reduce damage to your vehicle due to potholes.
Here are a few tips for dealing with the dreaded potholes:
- The best way to deal with them is to avoid them! Keep an eye out and do what you can to steer around if it is safe. If not, going slowly over potholes might help reduce damage potential.
- When possible, avoid driving through puddles since you never know how deep those potholes filled with water might be.
- Keep your tires properly inflated so they can handle potholes more effectively.
- If you do hit a large pothole, make sure to pull over when it is safe and check your vehicle for damage. Repairing damage quickly can help reduce more severe issues. Be sure to always have a good spare tire, working jack, and necessary tools to change a tire if needed.
If you do end up with damage from a pothole, schedule with our service experts at Mike Ward Alfa Romeo. Let us help you get your car back in super condition at our state-of-the art Service Department in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We are conveniently located just off from C-470 near Denver!