The potholes that we see are the results of this year’s severe winter weather. A bitterly cold winter with a couple of wild temperature swings that brought in some thawing has created potholes and frost heaves galore. It’s like driving the lunar rover on the moon through the middle of crater city.
Where I live in Springfield Mass, the roads are real bad right now. The city was already rated as one of one of the 20 worst cities in the United States for the conditions of the roads based on population. This distinction came from the National Transportation Research Group known as TRIP. They released their report last fall in October. A total of four cities from New England made this infamous list, and two of them are capital cities.
Potholes can destroy tires; throw off a car's alignment or worse. They also allow other vehicles to throw up stones which can break a windshield, that did already happen to me this winter. You can’t control everything when driving around the new and ever-changing road courses that have been established on what once were streets.
One of the most important things you can do is to make sure their tires are adequately inflated. This helps to protect and cushion the rim of your tire from damage. And don’t forget to hang on to the steering wheel real tight. If that driver in front of you starts to weave like a race car driver, you should prepare to do the same. Have a little patience, my local news said that the first week of April, the crews will start patching the roads with Hot Pack. I'm not sure what's more important right now, Spring or nice roads?