What precautions can I take?
  • Keep your tires properly inflated. An improperly inflated tire is more likely to burst when it hits a pothole.
  • Maintain a safe speed.
  • Avoid potholes safely.
  • Beware of other cars or truck swerving to avoid potholes.
  • Be extra careful at night if there is a possibility of potholes.
  • Be extra cautious around puddles- they could be potholes filled with water.
  • Have your suspension and steering components checked out by a qualified mechanic.  Responsive steering will help you avoid potholes. Shocks, struts, and springs help cushion the blow.

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1. How should I report a pothole?
2. What causes a pothole?
3. How do crews fix potholes?
4. What precautions can I take?