Jones Junction offers several tips for dealing with potholes on the road in a log posting.
When driving, always keep an eye on the road for potential potholes or random objects. If you know potholes are on a particular road you're driving down, slow down and drive around the holes whenever possible. If you must drive through them, drive slowly, the posting said.
Some potholes are not easily avoided and can do damage to a vehicle.
After hitting a pothole, check your vehicle's alignment by driving on a straight, smooth road without guiding the steering wheel. The car should travel in a straight line. If it veers left or right, the alignment is off.
Check the vehicle's rims and tires for damage as soon as possible after hitting a pothole. Look for irregularities such as a bent rim. Damaged tires or rims should be replaced as early as possible to prevent additional damage and alignment issues.
Look underneath your car as well. A large pothole could cause damage to parts on the car's underside. If you spot anything that seems off, take the vehicle in for repairs as soon as possible.