The much-awaited winter thaw and dawn of spring, while welcome, creates a very unwanted challenge for drivers. That’s right: Pothole season is upon us once again, and with the right tips in mind, you can make it through your travels with minimal issues.
Eyes Up, Ease Off
The surest way to do major damage to your vehicle is to hit a pothole at high speed. You already know the roads will be treacherous, so your best bet is to be aware of what’s ahead and keep within the speed limit. By looking out for potholes, you’ll give yourself more time to avoid them completely. And when you can’t, you can mitigate the damage they cause by slowing down.
Be a Good Samaritan
One of the best features available for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, which are standard on most new Chevy vehicles, is Waze. Not only is this navigation app great for delivering accurate ETAs, but it gives you the chance to report potholes when you see them. This community-sourced app lets users call out road damage and other hazards so that you can be alert and ready to avoid them.
If you do notice potholes, be sure to report them to the Mayor’s Pothole Hotline. You can call 508-897-1306 any time of day and leave a voicemail detailing the pothole’s location. This will help ensure that a road crew fixes it up sooner rather than later.
Even with these and other tips in mind, you may wind up hitting a pothole or two this season. When you do, be sure to bring your vehicle into the Copeland Chevrolet service department, and our experts will diagnose any damage and get you back on the road in tip-top shape.