After exceeding 50 inches of snow in the New York Metropolitan area this winter, The roads have paid a heavy price. Numerous amounts of potholes have decorated highways across the east coast. If you’re not careful, you can do major damage to your car.
* Never hit your brakes before encountering a pothole. This can actually cause more damage to your vehicle.
* Try and slow down as much as possible if contact with a pothole is inevitable. Let off the brakes the moment before you hit the pothole allowing your car to absorb the blow.
* Hold the steering wheel tightly. Hitting a pothole with a loose grip can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
* Be especially wary of puddles during the end of winter, they can conceal massive potholes large enough to cause severe damage to your car.
* Always maintain the proper air pressure in your tires. Leave lots of room in front of your vehicle so you can see the road ahead and avoid potholes.