Monday, February 24, 2014

Potholes Creating Hovac on the Roads

And, Maybe Damaging To Your Vehicle

We are seeing more potholes related to the harsh winter we are having this season.  With temperature swings from near zero to the high 40s, potholes are inevitable. Hitting a pothole with your car is nearly unavoidable. 
If and when you do hit a pothole, don’t ignore it.  You may have done serious damage to the tire or rim.  The damage may cause a tire to lose pressure, which sometime is not noticed until later on, sometimes not until the next day.  Take a look at all the tires and wheels; if you see damage to the wheel or tire, contact us right away; as you may cause more damage to your vehicle.   

You'll need to consider is damage that is not obvious; such as:  wheel alignment issues, balance issues, suspension damage and steering damage.   Having you car inspected periodically during the winter months for pothole-related damage will save you time and money in the long run.