Noticing a pothole or debris is important. It will not only prevent issues with your vehicle, but it will also help reduce the chance of an accident. If you see anything on the road as you drive, always make sure to drive around it and not run over it. You should also always be aware of traffic and drivers around you. That way you will not swerve into their lane and cause an accident. Potholes cannot always be seen. If you do not see one until the last minute, you will have no choice except to hit it. Make sure to slow down as much as you can. Doing so will reduce the amount of damage that is done to your vehicle.
Even if you hit a small pothole, make sure to check the tires of your vehicle as soon as you can. Even if you just slightly hit a pothole, there can be damage done to the tires. You will want to make sure that they are free from any cracks or visible marks. If you notice a problem, make sure to call us immediately. You will want to check the air pressure in the tires as well. After hitting a pothole, it can lead to a slow leak in the tire. There is also the chance the tire goes low quickly after hitting a pothole. Regularly during the year, you will want to check the air pressure in the tires as well. Anytime you notice one is losing more air than normal, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the tire for you.
Always be aware how the vehicle handles, especially after hitting a pothole. The suspension can be affected after hitting a pothole. If the vehicle rides rough, you will want to have the suspension inspected. Also be aware if it seems to bounce excessively, especially after going over any type of small bump that the road may have. By bringing in the vehicle for an inspection, you can improve the safety and reliability of it.