An unexpected bump in the road – the Northern Ireland pothole

You won’t have to ponder too long before you remember the last pothole you just managed to avoid! But if you were unfortunate enough to drive into one
there are a few things you should do:

  • Report the pot-hole
  • Get your car tyres aligned

Reporting the pot-hole

Here is a handy link to report the pothole to TransportNI:  Report a pothole

If enough people report the pot-hole there is a better chance it will be filled in!  There is a whole other debate about the quality of pot-hole fills,
but getting them filled in some form helps reduce damage to vehicles.

 

Get your tyres aligned

Whether it is a pot-hole, or an “inconvenient” kerb you have hit, you could well have put your vehicle tyres out of alignment. Getting your tyres aligned will save uneven tyre wear and be a cost saving in the long run. In the meantime, drive safely, preferably around the pot-holes that have become a scourge on the Northern Ireland roads this winter.

A footnote

The moneysavingexpert.com website put together an article with tips on how to claim if your tyre and/or rim are damaged driving into a pot-hole, it’s worth a read.

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