Types Of Damages They Cause To Your Car
Potholes often start with imperceptible cracks in the road surface. Bad weather, poor drainage, and heavy traffic can cause sagging and wear of this surface.
If these cracks are not repaired immediately, they can reach several meters in length, and form potholes.
These holes are not just obstacles, they pose a serious threat to our cars. Potholes also increase the probability of accidents …
Beyond what we have mentioned above, this wear depends on the speed at which motorists drive, the depth of the crevices, but also the diameter of the tires that collide with them (you can determine this if this is your driveway for example).
In reality, despite having slowed down in time, all parts of the car are under tremendous pressure to get out. Damage can occasionally reach the frame depending on the depth and size of the pothole. In some situations, problems do not show up instantly. The damage is then localized on either side of the car.
Car parts that potholes can damage
Tire and wheel wear and punctures
The tires remain the most affected parts. They usually show the most damage when you fall into a pothole.
Usually, the sidewall of the impacted tire becomes severed and its side wall then gradually fills with air.
Its rims are deformed at the same time and air leaks accumulate. Punctures can then occur at any time.
Wear of steering parts and suspension;
As the suspension absorbs every bump, we usually don’t feel the bumps in the road. On the other hand, it happens that abnormal sounds or vibrations occur following a passage on a pothole.
It is then preferable to have recourse to some damage tests. This process prevents a simple repair for the suspension or parallelism from getting worse and therefore leading to a general overhaul ( more expensive) of your entire vehicle.
Other collateral damage due to the pothole
In some extreme cases, the shock absorber can also break. However, it is important to note that the life of a shock absorber decreases depending on the condition of the road you use frequently.
Usually, breakage does not reach the chassis, body, or exhaust. But if the body of your car is low, you will have to add these parts to the list of repairs.
The appearance of holes on the exhaust system
This type of damage causes the car to lose power. The exhaust can also emit gases that are harmful to humans and the environment. An examination by the mechanic and an immediate repair is then necessary …
It also happens that the catalytic converter of the exhaust which has deteriorated makes a lot of noise. However, if the study shows that the damage is only cosmetic, it is not imperative to repair it.
The hot-mix asphalt solution before the pothole becomes dangerous
Hot-mix asphalt is a mixture of sand, aggregates, and heated bitumen for better adhesion to the road.
Hot-mix asphalt is the ideal solution to prevent the dangers of potholes.
- It is a quick solution: the hot mix, packaged in cartridge form, is quickly ready for use. In addition, recirculation is immediate after implementation.
- An economical and sustainable solution: hot mix asphalt is more resistant to bad weather and road traffic than any other coating. This solution will therefore save you maintenance costs in the long term.
- But it is also a reassuring solution: hot mix asphalt is a flexible material, which gives it additional resistance to cracks. This eliminates the risk of a pothole appearing on the roadway. It also reduces the risk of accidents related to falls and slips thanks to its grip capabilities.
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