7 Tips to Avoid Pothole Damage

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Avoiding Potholes

Hitting a pothole with your car can cause a great deal of damage to your car, particularly to the tires, rims, suspension and chassis. Because of this, it’s imperative that you take the proper precautions to keep your car out of harm’s way. Obviously, your best course of action is to avoid hitting any potholes; however, that’s not always possible. Keep these seven tips in mind to help minimize vehicle damage:

1. Slow down

The faster you’re driving when you hit a pothole, the worse the damage is likely to be

2. Give some space

Should the car in front of you fail to avoid a pothole, you’ll give yourself the time to react and avoid the same fate if you leave a good deal of space between you and the other driver

3. Prepare for puddles

When you see a puddle in the middle of the road, it’s impossible to know how deep that crater will be, so be very cautious

4. Hold tight 

Potholes can cause a violent jolt to your car, so it’s very important that you have a solid grip on the steering wheel. Otherwise, your car can veer into the next lane or you can lose control entirely

5. Don’t brake

You’ll want to avoid braking as you hit the pothole because doing so can actually cause more damage

6. Keep your tires full

Properly inflated tires will give your car added protection from potholes

7. Inspect new tires

Inspect the tire by looking at the DOT number, a four-digit number that stands for the week and year the tire was made.


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How Safe Is The Jeep Compass?

Jeep Compass Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Jeep Compass has been a staple in the crossover SUV field for ten years, zipping around town and still having the capability to tackle the drive to a remote trailhead. You can do all that with confidence, now that the Compass has joined the ranks of vehicles qualifying for the Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick.

Jeep redesigned the Compass for the first time since 2007, building in enough upgrades to qualify it for the IIHS Top Safety Pick—that is if you pick one up with the crash prevention package