Month: March 2018

Avoid The Potholes

We all know that winter driving can be tricky, but spring driving involves many unique hazards. Whether you drive long or short distances or only short distances, pay attention to potholes.

Our roads gradually deteriorate because of snow ploughs, salt and sand, so look out for potholes in areas where snow is thawing — especially as the weather begins to warm up. Slow down before you hit them, because it may cause your windshield to break its seal and your wheel alignment may be thrown out. The best strategy is to try to look out for, and avoid potholes altogether.

Light snow may still be falling in some areas, or snow on the ground is melting. This can cause slushy driving conditions that can be almost as slippery as snow itself. Remove your snow tires only once your area is mostly free of snow.