Damages to our car, caused by driving through a pothole are quite varied. As many as half a million in insurance claims are filed every year for pothole related damages.
The most obvious damage affects the vehicles tyres. The force on your tyres when it enters a pothole is no longer evenly distributed and the weight begins to shift. Any damage occurs when the tyre actually exits the pothole. If severe enough, this force can misshape or rupture your tyre and can even bend the rim. Most modern rims are made of our aluminium instead of steel which puts the tyre at even more risk.
Other immediate damages include scratches, dents and leaks.
Not all damage from potholes is immediate; certain components can weaken overtime. Areas such as your car's suspension and the vehicle's wheel alignment can shorten the life of your tyres, steering components and shock absorbers.
Colchester Avenue, Penylan, Cardiff,CF23 9AP
02921 480 318
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01633 280 111
We can carry out a FREE Safety Check on your suspension and wheel alignment which also includes a 25 point health check. This check is designed to make you aware of any such problems so you can keep up with your vehicles maintenance.
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