Potholes are often really hard to detect and can sneak up on you at any second on your daily commute. You can avoid the stress and scares of pothole damage and these aggravating road dangers with a few safe driving tips from our team at Nerger's Auto Express!
TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID POTHOLE DAMAGE ON THE ROAD
- Leave extra room between your car and the car in front of you. If you're riding bumper to bumper, you won't be able to spot any potholes on the road. According to driver's ed practices, you should leave at least three seconds of space between you and the car in front of you. Maintaining an adequate amount of room between vehicles is not only part of preventing a rear-end collision, but it could also help you spot and avoid a nasty pothole before it's too late.
- Ensure that your tires are properly inflated. Over-inflated or under-inflated wheels are more likely to sustain damage if you encounter a pothole. It would help if you referred to your owner's manual or the sticker on the driver's door side for more information about your vehicle's proper tire pressure. Use a tire gauge to measure and ensure that your tires are inflated to match the factory recommendation. If you're unsure what you're doing, our expert team at Nerger's Auto Express can check and inflate your tires for you!
- Avoid speeding. The slower you move, especially down a road full of potholes, the more response time you will have. Be patient and give yourself extra time!
- Avoid puddles as much as you can. Small pools of water can be deceptively deeper than you think. Rain often sits in potholes and makes it seem shallower. Drive with extra caution and avoid puddles altogether if probable.
If you believe you recently sustained pothole damage, please give us a call or visit our team at Nerger's Auto Express.