Shocks, Tires and Rims, Oh My!!

Shocks, Tires and Rims, Oh My!!

Shocks, Tires and Rims, Oh My!!

Get Ready Ohio Valley. It’s Pothole Season Again. With the ice and snow melting, the potholes now love to eat our cars. Recently, as I traveled to my destination, without the ice and snow to fill in the potholes, I came to the conclusion that it is downright dangerous on our roads.  On one section of Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania, you only had a small window of time to change lanes without losing your car to a pothole.

The center of the road was just one continuous, giant pothole. You had to make a choice either stay in one lane or risk your life to get into the other lane. In addition, I had to worry about “The Boys” (Barley and Guinness) being bounced around in the back seat when I couldn’t avoid hitting a giant pothole.  Having a sick dog in the car is never any fun.

We will be doing the “pothole dance” with our cars to avoid hitting the giant craters, but we all need to remember that we have vehicles all around us doing the same dance and this is when accidents may occur. Soon we will be shouting at ODOT, WVDOT and PennDOT workers to have our roads fixed, but then we will be complaining about the delays that the repairs cause. Let’s face the facts people. There is no pothole fixer fairy that does this overnight.  I know, I know. Some of you are in shock that this fairy doesn’t exist. Orange barrels are going to start popping up, so please be kind to our road workers out there who will be doing their best to fix these huge holes in the pavement. Let’s all try to get ourselves mentally prepared for this time of year.  One good thing is that when the roads are all fixed and drivable again, it will be time for the snow and ice to make new potholes that will need fixed this time next year. Drive safely out there, Ohio Valley, and get your Spring on. Rock on, people, rock on!