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4 Vehicle Parts That Potholes Can Damage

4 Vehicle Parts That Potholes Can Damage

Potholes are bad for a great many reasons. Beyond being unsightly, they can do significant damage to your car. The critical areas that may sustain damage include your vehicle's wheels, suspension, and exhaust. Here's a breakdown of the potential damage and the consequences. Suspension Your car's suspension system ensures a smooth ride on any terrain, but hitting a pothole may result in damage to the system and its parts, especially the struts and shocks. A damaged suspension system may cause your car to become challenging to handle, swerve to one side, or create strange vibrations or sounds. Wheels The wheels of your vehicle are first in line to sustain damage after hitting a pothole. First, your tires will take the brunt of the damage and become wholly flat or suffer structural damage leading to bulges or tread separation. Additionally, after hitting a pothole, you may notice that your car's wheel alignment is off, which will cause it to veer to one side. The impl ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Brake Rotor/Disc?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Brake Rotor/Disc?

If your brakes are producing a squeaking sound or vibrating then there could be an issue with the brake rotor/disc. Your brake disc rotor helps in slowing down your vehicle. With constant use, it's subject to wear and tear. In case of an issue, you would need to replace the brake rotors. Read on for more information. Symptoms of A Bad Brake Rotor/Disc Keeping an eye on the following symptoms can help: Noise of Brakes If your brakes are producing a squeaking noise or if you hear grinding noise then it's time to inspect your brake system. You have to book an appointment with a service provider to be on the safe side. It's also possible that your brake pads are worn out. The Dashboard Brake Lights Are On If the dashboard brake lights are illuminated then it means your brake system is due for an inspection. Make sure the engaged parking brake is fully released. If you have a modern vehicle then the electronic system can be sending you a signal indicating an issue with t ... read more

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season?

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season?

As the rainy season approaches, motor vehicle owners get worried about the heavy repair costs they are likely to face courtesy of the damages caused by rains, not only on the vehicles but also on the roads. The rain itself impacts vehicles negatively, and it also damages roads and causes flooding. To keep your car safe during the rainy season, you need to prepare it earlier enough. Here are the steps you need to take. 1. Check The Tires Check the quality and the condition of your car tires. You'll need good traction during the rainy season. For optimum gripping capability, your tire treads need to be preserved with regular checks, if possible, every month. If your tires are worn out, it would be better to replace them before the rainy season to prevent accidents. 2. Check Your Car's Brakes Your life and that of our passengers depend on the functionality of your brakes. Things get worse during the rainy season if your brakes are faulty. Remember that a vehicle takes longer ... read more

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