Hitting a pothole can do significant damage to your vehicle if you are not careful. You will always want to be aware of the road that you driving on. Look for the condition the road is in, as well as any objects or debris that might be on it. If you see a pothole or what could be a pothole, make sure to slow down so you can avoid it. When you hit a pothole or object at a higher speed, you increase the risk of damage to your vehicle. Anytime you hit a pothole, make sure to bring the vehicle in for an inspection. That way we can help to inspect it for any damage or issues it might have. If there is anything, we can have it repaired as soon as possible.
The suspension and shocks of the vehicle can quickly become damaged when you hit a pothole. This will result in an uncomfortable ride when you drive your vehicle. As the vehicle ages and starts to have wear and tear, you will need to have the vehicle inspected properly. When the suspension starts to develop issues, you will notice that there are more bounces as you go over bumps. This will overall make for a very uncomfortable ride in your vehicle. If there are any noises that also happen as you hit bumps, make sure that you contact us.
After hitting a pothole you will also want to do a visual inspection of the tires. Check to make sure that no damage has been done to them. In some extreme cases, you may notice cracks or visual damage. There may also be the increased chance that the tire which hit the pothole is starting to lose air. If you notice this right away, make sure to contact us as soon as possible.