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How Can Potholes Hurt My Vehicle?

How Can Potholes Hurt My Vehicle?

Potholes aren't just an annoyance in the road - the actually can cause real damage to our vehicles when driven over at a higher speed. They can't always be avoided either, sometimes we have no choice but to drive through them because there are vehicles on either side of us. While certainly driving over a large pothole doesn't feel good, you may hear some banging or clunking noises that make you think some damage may have been done to your vehicle. The truth is, potholes can cause damage to our cars.  What exactly is a pothole? Potholes typically appear during the spring season and occur because of water seeping through cracks in the pavement. The water underneath the road freezes during the winter, and when it thaws during the spring, it can form potholes. Here are some of the ways in which potholes can hurt your vehicle:  Tires can be affected, either causing blowouts, air loss or bulging. The tread can also be damaged.  Wheels and rims can also be crack ... read more

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