Whether you’re running to the grocery store or you’re embarking on an extended road trip, there’s always a chance you’ll come across some road hazards during your travels. That’s why it’s important that you’re always ready and alert whenever you’re in the driver’s seat.

Road hazards take many forms. One of the smartest things you can do to ensure you’re prepared to react to a given hazard is make an appointment to bring your car into our Kia service center near Lewisburg, PA. Our factory-trained technicians will make sure your brakes, steering, and safety features are in good enough shape to allow you to respond to any danger you encounter on the roadway.

While it’s smart to be proactive, you also need to know what to do “in the moment” when you come across a hazard. If you see a pothole, you should try to navigate around it. If you can’t change lanes safely, you should slow down, get a solid grip on your steering wheel, and go over the pothole carefully. If you hit a pothole too fast, cause damage to the undercarriage to your vehicle.

Too often, drivers attempt to haul things without securing them properly. If you notice a vehicle with an unsecured load, avoid driving behind the automobile and stay as far away from it as you possibly can.

Reckless drivers are a threat to everyone on the road. If you see a motorist who’s texting or driving way too fast or slow, navigate your car away from their vehicle. If necessary, pull into the furthest lane on the right-hand side of the road, let the individual pass, and maintain a safe distance from the car.

It doesn’t matter if you drive a new Kia SUV or another body style—we invite you to contact Blaise Alexander Kia for more road hazard tips now.