How Dangerous Are Potholes?
You're driving without any issue until a pothole appears out of nowhere, and you find yourself trying to swerve to avoid it. Potholes can occur overnight, and they can have significant damage on your used Cadillac in Minooka if you aren't prepared to handle them. Here's what you can do to properly prepare yourself and your car to handle potholes.
Inflate Your Tires
First and foremost, inflate your tires so they are properly prepared to handle potholes. If your tires aren't inflated enough, the low pressure may cause the sidewalls of your tires to bulge or blister, and, at its worst, low tire pressure can dent the wheel.
Watch for Traffic
If you have to choose between avoiding a pothole or potentially causing a damaging accident, it's always better to opt for driving over the pothole. Swerving may cause more damage than a pothole ever could.
If Possible, Slow Down
There may be traffic to the side of you, but not behind or in front of you. If this is the case, slow down and drive straight through the pothole. You want to avoid slamming on the brakes when you see a pothole as it could also cause major damage to your used Cadillac in Minooka.
Roads are full of unexpected potholes. If you've experienced car damage from a pothole and need service, contact Hawk Cadillac of Joliet today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.