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.
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.