Hit Any Potholes Lately?
A sure sign of spring are potholes. As the ground thaws out from winter, the damage to our road ways can be devastating. Hitting these potholes with your car can be devastating also. Potholes can damage your tires, rims, suspension and other steering components. It can even affect your wheel alignment, which can shorten the life of your tires.
While you should do your best to avoid potholes, sometimes they are unavoidable. Here are a few tips you need to know about potholes and how they can affect your car:
- If the steering is off-center after you hit a pothole, your wheel alignment needs to be checked or it may be an indication of damage to a steering or suspension component
- If you notice the steering wheel shaking, this is an indication of a wheel balance problem or damage to either the tire or rim
- Does the car pull to one side? This is another indication of an alignment problem or component damage
- Does the car ride rough and not handle on the road the way it used to? This may be an indication of damage to the springs, shocks or struts
A complete bumper to bumper inspection by your trained auto professional will reveal any pothole related issues or alignment problems.
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