As the weather warms up, more and more people become excited to spend their time enjoying outdoor activities and preparing for summer. Vehicles, on the other hand, can potentially suffer an inconvenient season of car damage due to potholes. The transition from winter to spring can make spring a dangerous time for roads. Here is everything you need to know to avoid potholes and car damage during what has come to be known as “pothole season.”
What Is Pothole Season?
Pothole season comes in spring in areas with colder climates, and the severity of it depends entirely on the severity of the weather during the preceding winter. As snow and ice melt away, this can do great damage to asphalt and cause potential potholes and car damage. Asphalt damage occurs when water seeps into its cracks, melts, re-freezes, and expands. If left untreated, these cracks cause potholes.
The Danger Of Potholes
Potholes are incredibly hazardous to vehicles on the road. They can even cause expensive car damage, such as damaging your car’s body, frame, or tire. They can also cause accidents, when drivers panic or swerve to avoid them and disrupt traffic and possibly endanger other drivers.
How To Avoid The Car Damage Caused By Potholes
Being alert and using proper driving etiquette is key to avoiding potholes. Make sure to maintain a safe and respectful distance from other motorists so you can shift lanes in time to avoid the pothole without causing any accidents. It can be difficult to tell just how deep potholes are, especially if they are filled with water, so always be alert. Depending on the state you live in, you can even report potholes to the city and ask that any damage they caused your vehicle be reimbursed.
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