Driving is hazardous, especially in the winter time. The constant freezing and thawing of water weakens pavement and causes a lot of potholes. These large divots are the bane to many peoples existence, and right now they are like a plague!
So, are there ways to better drive in our pothole-infested roads? There is always a better way, and your favorite Florissant used car dealer is here to tell you exactly how.
Drive Smarter Not Harder
There are a lot of tips for safe driving, the first and foremost rule is probably to stay calm. No matter what driving situation you are in staying relaxed is a sure fire way to make sure things go as smooth as they can.
When it comes to holes in the road and you are in traffic, keep a lot of distance between you and the driver ahead of you. This does two things. First it allows you to actually see if there is a hole coming. Second, if you do happen to hit a pothole this distance will lessen the chance of getting into an accident.
Avoiding these sometimes small and sometimes huge divots in the road is the most obvious advice, but that can’t always happen. If you are inevitably going to drive into one, simply slow down. Braking directly over a pothole can cause serious damage to you car. As you are cringing, driving over this annoying hole, hold on to your steering wheel tight! The vibrations can easily make you lose control by knocking your hands off the wheel.
Lastly, water may not be as clear as it seems so please don’t haul through a puddle so quickly. There may be a large divot that uses water as a decoy. This actually happens all too often, so just be careful.
If you do get in a jam because of pothole damages, consider checking out our Florissant used car inventory for a newer model. A 2010 Jeep, for example, can handle these holes a heck of a lot better than a 1985 Eagle Premier!
Check out what our used car dealership in Florissant has to offer, and come back to our blog for some more great tips! Contact us to schedule a test drive or with any questions at 314-720-8772. We look forward to serving our loyal Florissant customers with exceptional customer service on a massive inventory of used cars, trucks and SUVs.