Drivers who live in cold climates already know what freezing, thawing, and refreezing can do to roads. New potholes pop up once the snow finally melts away. Potholes can cause significant damage to your vehicle over time, so it’s in your best interest to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips for surviving pothole season from us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick!
Be Alert The easiest way to survive pothole season is to simply be alert while driving. Keep your eyes looking at the road and slow down or go around potholes. There’s nothing worse than a bump and loud clunk that signifies you hit a pothole hard. Hitting a pothole at low speeds will significantly reduce the impact it has on your vehicle.
Tire Pressure Maintaining proper tire pressure can protect your car from damage when going over potholes. Underinflated tires may rupture or burst when the vehicle hits a pothole. In the same way, overinflated tires can take damage from potholes as well. Maintain the manufacturer-suggested tire pressure for best results.
Do Your Part Help reduce potholes in your area by reporting them to the proper authorities. After all, a pothole can’t get fixed if those in charge of repairs don’t even know it’s there!
If you’ve ever wanted your SUV to pack a serious punch, now’s your chance. For 2018, Chevrolet is handed two of their most popular nameplates – the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevy Suburban – the option of a Rally Sport Truck package. These will be called the Tahoe RST and the Suburban RST respectively and will come not only with a variety of different cosmetic changes, but several performance options that will add more driving pleasure for those behind the wheel.
These special edition variants of the 2018 models will feature tweaks such as body color accents including the grille and door handles, contrasting black trim on the exterior, and exclusive 22-inch Bridgestone wheels. Options like a performance exhaust system and Brembo brakes are available to the buyer, while those interested in the new Chevy Tahoe can go for a new 420-HP V8 engine. Performance upgrades that come with the package will include a new Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Chevrolet says the Rally Sport Truck package was something asked for by their customers, who wanted an SUV that could tow and haul as well as accommodate their families without sacrificing everything that makes driving fun. The RST editions of both the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2018 Suburban will be available as of this fall.