Pothole Season – How Potholes Can Damage Your Vehicle and Tires
Pothole season is a time of year when roads are particularly susceptible to damage from the freezing and thawing cycles that occur during the winter months. As a result, potholes can form on road surfaces, which can cause damage to vehicles that drive over them.
One of the most common types of damage that can occur to vehicles as a result of driving over potholes is misalignment. Misalignment occurs when the wheels of a car are not properly aligned with each other and the road surface. This can cause a variety of problems, including uneven tire wear, reduced fuel efficiency, and even unsafe driving conditions.
Therefore, it’s important to have your vehicle’s alignment checked and serviced regularly, particularly during pothole season. Doing so can help ensure that your vehicle is properly aligned and that it’s safe to drive on damaged roads.
In addition to alignment checks, having your vehicle’s suspension system inspected and serviced is also a good idea. The suspension system is responsible for helping to absorb the impact of driving over potholes and other rough road surfaces. If the suspension system is damaged or worn out, it can exacerbate the effects of potholes on your vehicle’s alignment and overall driving performance.
Ultimately, taking care of your vehicle’s alignment and suspension system is integral to maintaining your vehicle’s overall health and safety, particularly during pothole season when roads are at their most vulnerable. So be sure to schedule service and regular alignment checks at one of our dealer locations to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely on the road.