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Rough Road Ahead! The ugly truth about potholes and the damage to your vehicle.

Rough Road Ahead! The ugly truth about potholes and the damage to your vehicle.

When you're heading out the door to work or the store, do you plan your route based on road conditions? If not, then you probably haven’t driven down Second Street in Jamestown! Potholes all run together in strips now, with repair patches on top of patches from last year – they are impossible to miss! That’s the story all over the area… Falconer, Lakewood, Randolph, and Frewsburg. Potholes are a natural occurrence in our region with Winter freeze/thaw cycles, even when we’ve had a mild Winter. Here are 6 types of damage that can occur to your vehicle as a result of potholes and severe road conditions: Suspension Damage: Potholes can impact the suspension system, leading to issues such as misalignment, bent or damaged control arms, and broken shocks or struts. This can result in a rough ride, uneven tire wear, and reduced stability. Tire Damage: Potholes can cause punctures, bulges, or sidewall damage to tires, leading to air leaks or blowouts ... read more