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It's Pothole Season

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On top of damaging a vehicle's tires and rims, potholes can also wreck front ends, wheel bearings, shocks, suspension, and alignment. This can quickly add up in repair costs. Trying to get compensation from the city to pay for that damage appears limited where only 1 out of 10 claims made result in a payout. Here are some tips on avoiding pot holes.

A picture showing a car with a flat tire.

1. Leave some space between yourself and the car in front. This will give you more time to react and avoid the pothole.

2. If it's too late to slow down or avoid the pothole, don't brake when you're just about to hit it. This way you'll avoid making more damage to the braking system.

3. Beware of going over puddles as it could be a pot hole in disguise.

4. Ensure that your tires are properly inflated.

5. Check and make sure that your spare tire is properly inflated as well. A flat spare tire is the last thing you need in case you get a flat.