Pothole season, also known as spring, is here. After a long harsh winter when temperatures start to rise, flowers are not the only things that make their appearance in the spring, Pesky potholes like to pop up, making their presence known and wreaking havoc on your car.

Unfortunately there is no way to avoid potholes all together, but there are a few things you can do to help your car make through this unwelcomed time of year.

Be On The Lookout

Potholes can appear suddenly. Even if you have driven a road earlier that morning, it is not guaranteed it will still be clear in the afternoon. Make sure to stay alert, keep a good distance from cars ahead and drive the speed limit.

Check Your Tire Pressure

It is always important to keep your tires filled to the proper PSI. However, properly filled tires are especially important during pothole season to help cushion the impact.

Don’t Swerve

Your initial reaction when you see a pothole might be swerve to try to avoid it. While that might prevent an impact with the pothole, your chances of causing an impact with another vehicle greatly increase. If you see a pothole up head and it is not safe to go around, keep the wheel steady a drive over the hole.

Keep Moving Ahead

If hitting a pothole is absolutely inevitable do not slam on the brakes. Not only does this increase your chance of getting rear ended, but you will also force the weight of your car forward and down into the pothole, resulting in even more damage.

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