Poor Road Conditions Have People Calling For Road Service

images.jpgSometimes roads seem like war-zones.  We encounter potholes, icy streets and ruts that can imperil motorists and vehicles.  Being aware of poor road conditions can help you protect your vehicle.  Besides having roadside assistance, there are a few things that you can do when driving that could save you from an accident.

Keep your eyes open for bad potholes.  It is important to go slow and keep your hand on the wheel when you encounter one.  If you hit a pothole too hard your car’s alignment will go out.  Also, steel-belted tires can be damaged by potholes, which could cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Ruts in the road will do minimal damage to a car.  However, drivers need to be careful when going over ruts because it easy to lose control of the car.  If this happens damage to a vehicle could be great.

A sheet of ice can be extremely dangerous for motorists.  Many accidents occur from drivers slipping on ice.  Of course, the best thing you can do in this situation is to stay home.  However, if you must drive watch your speed and keep your distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Sometimes it is impossible to foresee poor road conditions.  All you can do is be careful and make sure you have road service that can help you in the case of an emergency.

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 3:31 pm In Road Service  

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