Are Potholes Wreaking Havoc on Your Tires?

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Potholes can form on roads anytime, but they’re most common when winter changes to spring. Not only can driving over a pothole cause serious damage to your car and tires, but it can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

According to Lauren Fix, a nationally recognized automotive expert, common damage from potholes are a “flat tire or damage to your tires, bent or damaged rims, suspension damage, steering damage and even damage to the body of the car. Potholes can even knock your car out of alignment so it will affect the way the tires wear and can lead to replacing tires before earlier than expected.”

Fix says that the best way to prevent potholes from damaging your tires is to make sure that they’re properly inflated. “Low tire pressure can cause bulges or blisters on the sidewalls of the tires and even dent the wheel,” she wrote in Forbes. “These problems will be visible and should be checked out as soon as possible as tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions.”

How To Start Saving With Champtires

For Drivers Across the United States:

Tip: Have your tire(s) shipped to your home or auto body shop.

Champtires in the Pittsburgh-area:

Note: If your car is not drivable, simply contact us to arrange having it towed to one of our stores.

Related Information:

How To Find Your Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Prevent Flat Tires With Quick Tire Inspections

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

State Vehicle Safety Inspections—And Your Car’s Tires

 

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