Beware! It’s scary out there. Plymouth Rock wants to save you from costly damage to your wheels and tires. That’s why we have joined forces with New Jersey’s 101.5 FM radio to help you avoid some of New Jersey’s most infamous potholes. Go to nj1015.com/pothole to find out where dangerous potholes are located.
Check out these tips to keep your car from becoming the next pothole casualty.
Make sure your tires are inflated to the specs indicated in your owner’s manual or on your door jamb. This cushion is your car’s first line of defense when potholes attack!
If your car is shimmying and shaking, it may be time to get things checked out. Make sure you mention any changes in handling to a certified technician.
Keep the tunes at a reasonable decibel, your mobile phone off and your friends quiet so you can stay focused on the road. That way you can keep your attention on driving and be on the lookout for any pothole hazards.
Slowing down is one of the best ways to make sure you don’t end up with a flat tire. Avoid slamming on the brakes when you spot a pothole. That can increase downforce and the likelihood of damage from a pothole.
Avoiding the pothole altogether is your car’s best bet, but only if you can do it safely. Be constantly aware of your surroundings (check for oncoming traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, and other dangers) so you know where things are should you need to avoid a pothole.
Potholes filled with water are sneaky buggers. They often are deeper than they appear. Don’t underestimate even a small pothole or puddle because it could cost you.
That’s right. We want you to be a pothole snitch. Report potholes on major state roads in New Jersey online.