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What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

Potholes are a common aftermath of the wet season. Water and ice tend to seep through to the soil's structure, weakening the pavement above, thereby causing road imperfections. Unfortunately, these road imperfections are a hazard to our vehicles, especially if you hit them at high speeds. Here are some of the vehicle parts that potholes can damage: The tires Considering they are the only part of the car that is in contact with the road, it is not surprising that tires are one of the parts that bear the brunt of the damage. Potholes with sharp hard edges compress the tire against the wheel on impact and snap the belts that hold the tire together and slice at the rubber. As a result, your tires will need to be replaced. Suspension A vehicle's suspension system connects the body to the wheels allowing for relative motion. The system is also designed to absorb shocks and impacts to provide a smooth riding experience. However, constantly exposing your vehicle to potholes jeopar ... read more