The winter is coming to an end here in Lexington, Kentucky. With this change in seasons come the freeze/thaw cycle that can cause havoc on the roadways. Specifically, the resulting water from the freeze/thaw cycle seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic, resulting in potholes. Potholes are the worst; they can ruin your alignment, put wear on your shocks, and do a number on your wheels. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson is one of those rare vehicles that can help you navigate this treacherous terrain with ease and minimal wear. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with Electronic Stability Control and a Traction Control System, so even if you hit one of the bigger potholes, you’ll be able to navigate it with no problems.
Potholes happen, and there’s nothing we can do to prevent them, but there’re a few things we can do to avoid the worst of the damage they can cause:
Get Your Alignment Checked
If you hit one of the bigger potholes, your alignment can be thrown off. If you start to feel your car pulling towards one side as you drive, that’s a clue that you may have hit that pothole harder than you thought. Check your tires for uneven tread wear as well, that’s a sure sign you need to go in and get your wheels realigned and balanced.
Keep Your Tires Inflated
You should check your tire pressure every week and make sure they’re fully inflated. If your tires are low on air, you run the risk of damaging your tire as well as the wheel. The rough edges on the potholes you strike can cause some pretty costly problems, but keeping your tires properly inflated will go far in preventing them.
Don’t Hit The Brakes
Hopefully you’ve been able to avoid potholes completely this winter, but if you do happen to hit one, don’t hit the brakes. If you suddenly brake on impact, I will cause your tires and wheel assembly to suffer a “solid hit” against the rough edge of the pothole. Instead, just keep driving over it and check your car for damage when you reach your destination. Less damage occurs to a rolling tire than a skidding one.
The great thing about the 2015 Hyundai Tucson is the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Brake Assist. Both these features will help to avoid any wear and tear due to less than optimal road conditions. It may be worth your time to stop by Glenn Hyundai and see how the 2015 Hyundai Tucson can make your driving experience smoother than before, potholes or not.