What to do about potholes in the road

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 9:43 am
What to do about potholes in the road Orwigsburg PA

Pothole repair Orwigsburg PA

Spring is a great season here in the Orwigsburg area – there’s lots of activities to get out and do, and the weather is just right for venturing out after a long winter spent largely indoors. Not only that, it’s great to see our roadways restored to a more favorable condition than the winter sometimes provides. That said, there’s one springtime road hazard we’re all too familiar with, and that’s the dreaded pothole. Today we want to provide you with some advice on how to avoid potholes, what to do if you end up hitting one, and give you the hotline information for pothole repair Orwigsburg PA in case you should need to report one to be patched as soon as possible, whether you hit it or just don’t want anybody else to.

Avoiding potholes:

In a perfect world, we’re all conscientious drivers who would never hit a pothole… but would there even be potholes in that world? In any case, we’re living in this imperfect world with potholes and distracted drivers abound, so here’s how to best avoid them:

Our number one tip, and we really can’t stress this enough, is to slow down. When you’re driving too fast or in a big hurry, you’re more likely not to glimpse a pothole that you’re headed for. To make matters worse, the damage you’ll incur will be worse for the speed you were going. So to avoid hitting a pothole or making it less harsh on your vehicle if you do, slowing down is the key.

On the same note, make sure you’re keeping a good following distance between you and the car ahead of you so that you’ll have plenty of time to see any potholes that may have been previously blocked by the other car.

What to do if you hit a pothole:

The first thing you should do is, once you’re in a place where you can safely exit your vehicle, inspect the outside and the tires for damage. Even if nothing looks outwardly problematic, be sure to listen and feel for any irregularities that follow the incident, and bring you car in to your service center if you’re unsure. We regularly have specials on everything from tires to alignment work here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen so feel free to check out our coupon page in case you end up having work that needs to be done.

Finally, if you’d like to report a pothole in Orwigsburg or anywhere else in Schuylkill County, you can call 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

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