Craig A. Fitzgerald – Writer, Photographer, Editor

Online Portfolio – 2014

Boston Globe: Avoiding Pothole Damage with Smaller Diameter Wheels


Like many area residents driving around this winter, I came in contact with a massive pothole, obscured by pouring rain. I was driving an evaluation copy of Audi’s new A6 TDi sedan. Someone at Audi was wise enough to send it to New England with snow tires mounted, but unfortunately, the low-profile tires it was equipped with weren’t up to the task of soaking up the impact, and I lost air pressure in the right front tire. There’s a lot you can do to avoid such a fate, if you’re driving a modern sedan with low-profile tires.

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