We are all aware just how annoying it can be to drive into a pothole. Damage caused by potholes is quite varied and as many as half a million insurance claims are filed every year due to pothole damage.
The most obvious damage affects your car tyres. When the tyre enter a pothole the force on it is no longer evenly distributed. The weight shifts and the damage actually occurs when the tyre exits the pothole. This force, if severe enough, can bend the rim and misshape or rupture your tyre. Most modern rims are now made of aluminium instead of steel, so the tyre is even more vulnerable.
Other immediate damages that can occur could include scratches, dents and leaks.
Not all damage from a pothole is immediately noticed. Certain components will weaken overtime due to repeated pothole abuse. Damage to your car's suspension and the vehicles wheel alignment can shorten the life of your tyres, steering components and shock absorbers.
We will 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.
Call us at Lookers ŠKODA and arrange a suitable appointment. Leave your ŠKODA with us, arrange a 'Waiting' appointment or book a Courtesy Car at the time of your booking so you can carry on with your shopping while we look after your car.
St Marys Way, SK1 4AW
0161 717 1223
Bury New Road, M7 2YJ
0161 717 1220
Liverpool Road, M30 7LW
0161 788 0471
Railway Street, NE4 7AD
0845 293 9040