Potholes – Avoid a Hit to the Wheels and the Wallet
How does a pothole affect my vehicle?
If you notice your car pulling to the right or the left, the pothole might have bent one or more suspension or steering components out of alignment. A misaligned suspension will also cause your tires to wear unevenly and wear out prematurely. Hitting a pothole could also result in a bent wheel that can cause vibrations at various speeds. More often than not, we see that hitting a pothole will weaken the sidewall of the tire resulting in a bubble in the side wall.
What to do if I hit a pothole?
Don’t ignore it! The bump can cause damage that may only get worse over time. You will need to have the alignment, tires and suspension on your vehicle checked immediately. Click on the dealership link below to see our pothole alignment specials along with our free multi-point inspection and schedule your appointment online today.
How do I avoid potholes?
Make a habit of checking your tires for proper inflation. When behind the wheel, eliminate distractions and look ahead for roadway hazards. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, and be wary of puddles that may conceal potholes. Check your surroundings for collision threats before attempting to dodge a pothole. If you cannot avoid one, slow down, but release the brakes and straighten the steering wheel just before impact to help minimize any damage.
Pothole Specials Per Dealership
- BMW of Northwest Arkansas
- Cadillac of Bentonville
- Mazda of Bentonville
- Mercedes-Benz of Northwest Arkansas
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- Chevrolet Buick GMC of Siloam Springs
- Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Siloam Springs
- Ford of Siloam Springs