This winter has been especially harsh to those of us located in the more northern parts of the country and in some cases, even those further south in climates which typically experience relatively mild winters. Thankfully, old man winter is beginning to leave, but as one season departs another arrives, and were not talking about spring, were talking about pothole season.
Potholes are probably beginning to pop up all over your local roads and causing damage which can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Chevrolet knows this, so they got Head of Consumer Affairs, James Bell, to explain the best ways to avoid and manage potholes.
Bell says there are three things you can do to protect your car from pothole damage. First, makes sure your tires are inflated to their manufacturer suggested tire pressure, which on GM vehicles, is displayed on a sticker in the door jam. Second, avoid standing water. The water may appear shallow, but it could be hiding a much larger hole underneath the surface. Lastly, pay attention and give yourself some distance, it’s hard to hit a pothole if you have the time and opportunity to avoid it.
Bell explains it all even further in the video below, so check it out and don’t forget to watch out for those potholes.