8 Signs That Your Car Has Pothole Damage

Great advice from our Business Partner Forty’s Carburetor & Auto Repair

Forty's Carburetor & Auto Repair

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A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride-control system.

SUV vehicle sinks into the road after heavy rain in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China - 19 Jun 2012

If you do drive over a pothole, we recommend that you have your car’s shocks or struts checked to make sure they aren’t damaged.

Shocks and struts control how vehicles ride and handle. The shock absorbers, or struts as they are referred to on late-model vehicles, act as a cushion to dampen the bouncing action of a car’s springs. The springs absorb the road bumps; without them, the vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road, making driving extremely difficult.

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Shocks and struts also control spring and suspension movement to keep the tires in contact with the road. This affects steering, stability and braking. A broken shock or strut could alter the steering and handling of a vehicle and create driving dangers.

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