Published By: 1World Online
Potholes – they seem to be everywhere, and they are impossible to avoid. It does not matter if we steer left, or if we steer right. No matter how careful we are, our car’s tires will eventually find their way into a HUGE pothole.
Cracked rims, bent rims, blown-tires, and front end damage to our cars is winter’s despicable, way of saying goodbye.
Sometimes, driving to work in the morning is like trying to navigate your way through a live, minefield. Clunks from wheel wells, squeaks from the coil and leaf springs, shocks, and the sounds of hubcaps spinning across the road make the daily commute a frustrating, nightmare.
And then, of course, there is the cost. Having your car towed and repaired can be quite expensive, and only adds to the elevated, stress level.
Can there be any end to the pothole apocalypse?
Fortunately, there is.
Spring is finally here, and that means the legions of pothole, repair crews will be out in force on the nation’s highways and secondary roads. Not only will they be doing their best to smooth the pothole madness, they will also be trying their best not to cause massive, traffic jams.
Does anyone really believe that?
About the best thing a driver can do though, to avoid the pothole, casualty list is to observe a few basic safeguards and driving tips.
Keeping car tires properly inflated is number one. Underinflated tires can be damaged more quickly due to a pothole’s rough edges. Driving slower, and NOT braking while driving through a pothole is also a good safety measure.
So, unless you have the time to draw up a pothole, navigation chart to guide you to work, keep your eyes open, drive slower, and pray that your car doesn’t find the biggest, pothole of them all.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a book author, freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Social Research Engine
- Potholes Can Prove Perilous To Your Vehicle (cheapautoinsurance.org)
- Pothole Season (biondifranklin.wordpress.com)
- Good Question: How Should Drivers Handle Potholes? (minnesota.cbslocal.com)