We’re here in Saskatchewan, wondering if winter will ever be over. That constant freeze and thaw seesaw of Saskatchewan winters can wreak havoc on our roads. Now that plenty of snow has melted, you’ve probably started to notice the potholes on your daily commute. Don’t fret; we’ve got 5 tips to protect your vehicle from pothole damage, so keep reading!
Keep it slow!
Not too much of an explanation needed, here. The faster your speed, the more damage you’re likely to incur when going over (or into) a pothole.
Watch for puddles!
We’ve all seen them; those bodies of water that stretch from one side of the street to the other. There’s no real way to know whether a puddle is shallow, or a deep lake. Drive with caution to avoid a nasty surprise!
Check your tire pressure!
Make sure your tires are at the recommended level of air pressure; it will give you added protection when driving over a pothole. It’s a good idea to check your pressure after a long winter either way, as the cold temperatures can cause fluctuations. Need to swap out your winter tires? Check out our Tire Centre for more information on what we have available.
Keep both hands on the wheel!
Keep a good grip on your steering wheel if you’re unable to avoid a pothole. That kind of drop can cause your vehicle and steering wheel to jerk, and hanging on will maintain control.
Give yourself space!
Keeping a reasonable distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you will make it that much easier to avoid a pothole while you’re driving.
If you’ve hit a pothole and think you may have taken on some damage, give us a call. Our service technicians are here to help!