The Best Ways to Avoid Potholes with Your Ford
Summer is in full swing here in Tampa, FL, and that unfortunately also means it’s pothole season. Yes, even in warmer climates like ours, the change from winter to spring to summer leads to potholes, which in turn can lead to serious damage to your Ford car, truck or SUV. Sometimes, especially on an unusually rough road, it can seem like there’s nothing you can do to avoid these menaces. And sometimes there’s not. But other times there are things you can do, which we’ve outlined here in our guide on the best ways to avoid potholes with your Ford.
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Like we mentioned before, a lot of times potholes and other road damage is or seems to be unavoidable. But if you follow these tips, you’ll at least be prepared to do everything you can to avoid these hazards. First of all, and this should be true at all times, you need to stay alert and keep your eyes firmly focused on the road ahead of you so you have time to slow down when you see a pothole or other road hazard. Because the slower you’re going, the less damage is going to occur. Other pothole avoidance tips include keeping an eye out for standing water that could be hiding a pothole and reporting any and all potholes and other road damage to your local transportation authority. They may not always be the most responsive, but any repaired pothole is a victory.
Repair Any Pothole Damage at the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa FL
Potholes seem to be an everyday annoyance, and thankfully many don’t do damage to your new Ford car, truck or SUV. But you should still always check to make sure no damage has occurred, including keeping an eye on your tire pressure and checking the underbelly of your Ford for damage. That means checking your rims, exhaust system and alignment. If you feel your vehicle pulling, behaving irregularly or emitting strange noises, be sure to bring it in for a detailed inspection by the experts here at our Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa, FL.
Be sure to keep an eye on our Brandon Ford Blog for more tips and tricks, and always feel free to get in touch with our friendly staff if you have any questions.