SPRING DRIVING TIPS
In many areas of
the country, the snow and ice of winter have left roads in bad shape. The repeated freezing and thawing of moisture seeps through road
surfaces and causes potholes. Keep these driving tips in mind this
spring as you travel:
- Hitting potholes can throw your car's front end out of
alignment. If you feel your car "pulling" during driving,
that's a clue that you could have a problem. Check the tread on
your tires: uneven tread wear can be a sign of misalignment. If
you hit a severe pothole, have us check your vehicle's alignment
and tire balance.
you hit a pothole you can damage your tire and/or the metal wheel of
your vehicle. Keeping
your tires properly inflated will help reduce damage from potholes
and other road hazards.
impact of potholes on tires increases dramatically with speed and
can cause hidden, internal damage that could lead to tire failure
weeks, or even months, later. It
is best to avoid potholes entirely, but if that's not possible,
don't brake during pothole impact. Instead, apply brakes before
hitting a pothole and release them just prior to impact. Braking
during the impact sets up the tire and wheel assembly for a "solid
hit" against the edge of the hole. Less severe damage occurs when a
tire is rolling than when it is skidding over a hole during braking.
Give us a
call and set up your FREE
alignment check appointment.
We'll have a look. If your vehicles alignment is fine we'll let you
know. If your vehicle is out of alignment, we will advise you before any
work is done.