When the weather turns nice out, you might think that the roads are perfect to drive on. This time of the year there can be numerous potholes on the pavement, some of which you might not see. When the temperatures fluctuate between freezing and thawing, the roads can quickly get potholes.


Potholes occur after water has seeped into the cracks and crevices of the roads. As it freezes and expands, it pushes the dirt and gravel layers. After it melts and freezes repeatedly, holes will start to form under the surface of the road. Eventually the surface of the layer of the road will collapse and cause the potholes.


When you hit a pothole, you can do a great deal of damage to your vehicle, especially the tires, rims, and suspension. The best thing you can do is avoid hitting a pothole. You should slow down if you see a pothole ahead on the road, as the faster you drive, the more likely you are to do damage. Make sure to keep enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will allow yourself time to react and avoid the pothole. If there is a puddle in the middle of road, it is impossible to know for sure how deep it is. Make sure to drive with caution when going over puddles. If you hit a pothole it can cause a large jolt to your vehicle, so make sure to have a tight grip on the steering wheel. If you do hit a pothole, the vehicle should be brought in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.