What do Death, taxes and potholes all have in common? They are unavoidable this Spring. According to Benjamin Franklin, the age-old saying is, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, ask any driver this time of year and potholes feel pretty certain too.
You swerve to avoid them and take alternate routes; anything you can do to stop from hitting potholes. What if there was a much simpler solution to the problem; buying a Chevy.
At Suski Chevrolet, we would never suggest hitting potholes on purpose because they can do real damage to your vehicle. However, you can feel at ease when you inevitably do hit one because the fine people at Chevrolet have been testing their vehicles at the General Motors Milford Proving Ground for years.
The Milford Proving Ground consists of intentionally run-down road conditions and man-made potholes “ranging from mildly annoying to chassis-rattling” as stated in a Chevrolet press release. Engineers then test how the vehicles react to the stresses of potholes in order to better prepare each vehicle to handle them.
The insights from this testing, helped refine the different features of cars like the 2014 Impala and 2014 Malibu so that weight transfer is more closely maintained. This is a big factor in what causes you to feel the pothole you just hit.
While it would probably take a tank to be 100% pothole proof, we’re happy to sell some of the most adept vehicles at handling the often pothole covered road ahead.