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Pot Hole Problem Prevention from Asda Money

Pot Hole Problem Prevention from Asda Money 
Potholes are a growing problem on the UK's roads, with motorists and
cyclists facing an average of 6.25 potholes per mile(1). Asda Money
looks at ways you can avoid potholes and the damage they can cause to
your vehicle whilst driving. 
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- Ministers have
announced an extra GBP 215million for councils to carry out repairs
but, with council chiefs warning that they already have a GBP 10
billion backlog of repairs; the peril of potholes doesn't look like
being filled over any time soon. 
Asda Breakdown Cover can help if you find your car is immobilised by
a pothole, but there are a number of other practical steps you can
take to help avoid problems. 
Asda Money offers these top tips on how you can combat the pothole
problem while driving this winter: 
If you notice potholes on the road then you should cut your speed and
drive carefully to help avoid the worst of them. Look out for cars in
front of you swerving (there's a good chance they're driving around a
pothole).  


 
--  Try to avoid puddles, which can conceal nasty potholes. 
    
--  Ensure your tyres are well inflated: the air pressure inside a tyre is
    what helps to bear the vehicle's weight. If your car tyre is under-
    inflated there may not be enough air to properly support the vehicle,
    particularly when you come into contact with a pothole at high speed. 
    
--  If you do drive over a pothole, pull over when it is safe to do so and
    inspect your vehicle - particularly tyres - for damage. 
    
--  A flat tyre may be obvious but if there is a bulge or visible cord
    material on the tyre's sidewall, it should also be replaced immediately.
    
--  If you notice your car pulling to the side, your alignment may have been
    affected. Your local garage will be able to fix this for you. 

 
Notes to editors  
(1) According to the AA Daily Mail 
About Asda Breakdown Cover 


 
--  76% of cars fixed at the roadside (i) 
    
--  Average response time under 42 minutes ^ 
    
--  98% of customers satisfied with our service + 
    
--  Cheaper than the AA & RAC (ii) 
    
--  Pay annually and save GBP 20 on UK breakdown and European cover  
    
--  Asda Breakdown Cover provided by Britann
ia Rescue 

 
(i) Fix rate of 76.3% taken from 108089 returned agent invoices
between 01 January and 31 December 2012. 
^ Response time of 41.9 minutes taken from 61317 customer
questionnaires during 1 January to 31 December 2012  
+ Customer satisfaction of 98.2% taken from 61317 customer
questionnaires during 1 January to 31 December 2012  
(ii) Based on Asda UK Breakdown Cover compared to the nearest
equivalent level of cover from the AA and RAC. Competitor's prices
include discount available on 04/01/2013 (online and call centre).
Prices quoted are for annual payment only and relate to vehicle only
cover and not personal cover. 
Asda Money is a trading name of Asda Financial Services Limited. Asda
Financial Services Limited uses a selection of companies to provide
its products and services. Asda Financial Services Limited and Asda
Stores Limited act as Introducer Appointed Representatives to
Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited for Breakdown Cover.
Britannia and Britannia Rescue are registered trademarks and are
trading styles of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.
Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited, registered in England
and Wales number 3232514 is authorised and regulated by the Financial
Services Authority, register number 202965. Registered address for
all Liverpool Victoria companies: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.
Contacts:
Press Contact
Paul Stevens
+44 (0)1925 611 026
paul.stevens@latitudegroup.com