We all understand the annoyance of the pothole. The fear of clunking into one unseen, or perhaps there was just no safe opportunity to swerve and avoid it. You are not quite sure what damage has been done, but you know that it can’t be good. Worse still, is when a road is littered with them - like some hideous computer game to test your avoidance skills.
When the road freezes and thaws, the resulting water can erode the ground beneath the asphalt – this usually causes the asphalt to fall or crack: creating the pothole. Consequently, bad weather (particularly freezing winter conditions) make the problem worse.
Educating drivers is important. In a recent survey only 6% of drivers believe that they could spot the symptoms of damage to suspension, but this is understandable as it tends to happen gradually. Only a third of drivers claimed to know how to check their tyres for signs of damage and just 49% said that they knew how to change a tyre.
If you are unsure or think you have detected any damage, then visit your local garage for a professional opinion.
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