Potholes can make for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. They can also damage your vehicle, by blowing out tires, cracking wheels, wrecking the alignment, and scraping the bumper.
Unfortunately, potholes are everywhere. In Connecticut, 73 percent of roads have a “poor” condition rating. No matter how sporty the car’s handling, it’s only a matter of time before you encounter this roadside hazard.
However, the 2019 Ford Focus contains technology meant to counter the destructive nature of potholes.
The 2019 Focus features pothole detection technology designed to smooth out the dips, jolts, scrapes, and dings associated with driving across Connecticut’s crater-marked landscape.
The system limits the impact of potholes on the vehicles by sensing the approach of a hole, then adjusting the suspension of the front wheels to decrease the amount of the wheel’s fall. It also sends a signal to the back wheels to prepare the rear suspension for a similar adjustment.
Ford plans to integrate this technology with the Focus model’s Continuously Controlled Damping system, which uses computer-monitored shock absorber technology to create an overall smoother drive. It will be a welcome innovation for Ford fans.
Potholes aren’t going away, but the 2019 Ford Focus is making pothole damage a thing of the past. Test-drive this new model when it arrives on our lot here at Bob Thomas Ford. You can also take your favorite Ford model for a whirl.