- April 27, 2016
- By dakstoyota
- In Brakes, Engine, Oils, Steering, Suspension, Steering Wheel, Exhaust Pipe, Toyota scratches, Shock Absorbers, Potholes, Humps, Bumps
- Tags toyota, uganda, pothole, hump, bump, Road, Tyres
Like father like son is a common saying, there is a rare one, like pothole like hump.
Did you know that like potholes, humps too can cause significant damage to your car? In this extract of our article, you get to know how bumps, humps and potholes can damage your car, the car parts most affected and what you can do to control the impact of these damages.
In this extract we will mainly use the “pothole” key word but the same applies to bumps and humps.
Standard and recommended speed hump, that allows colour and visibility
Here’s a no brainer: hitting a pothole or bump/hump can damage your vehicle. Big time. The thing is, pothole damage is an every day road hazard and a tricky one at that, since potholes’ presence may not be obvious. That is, until the deed is done.
If your vehicle hits a deep, dreaded divot in the road, steering system misalignment to a full-on tire puncture or bent rims may follow. Cue the “gulp.” But whether the damage is obvious or not, the problem needs reversing. And sooner, not later.
When your vehicle experiences the sudden jolt from a pothole run-in, timely inspection is required. Otherwise, you could be up the creek with costlier damage and stress to other, budget-breaking vehicle parts and systems. Our experienced auto care experts will assess any potential problems during a complete vehicle inspection and set your ride right.
Pothole damage. A potential nightmare for other parts.
• Tire puncture, damage or wear
• Wheel rim damage
• Premature wear on shocks and struts
• Suspension damage, including broken components
• Steering system misalignment
• Exhaust system damage
• Engine damage
Hit a pothole? Worried about damage?
Schedule a complete vehicle inspection at Daks Toyota today.
In the event pothole damage has occurred to your vehicle, don’t be surprised if our technicians may recommend the following services to repair the damage:
• Alignment check and alignment service
• Tire repair
• Tire rotation and balance
• Vehicle inspection
A broken shock or strut from a pothole encounter could alter the steering and handling of a vehicle and create dangers when driving at high speeds or in tight corners. Broken suspension components could be remedied immediately.
In our next articles , we get to know the car parts most affected by potholes.
We also get to know the best ways to drive over potholes.