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5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Godspower35(m): 4:05am On Dec 29, 2018
How potholes form

Potholes are road imperfections that occur when the ground which is compacted under the road, is weakened or displaced. In winter and spring months, roads are particularly likely to make potholes when ice and lots of running water destroy the ground layers below the pavement. As cars drive over these vulnerabilities, the pavement, cracks, and spalling deforms to leave a hole in the road surface. Potholes start small, but grow with increasing traffic and may become deep or big enough to damage a car.

What to check if you hit a pothole

If you drive through a pothole, check these five areas to make sure you have not caused a problem that needs to be fixed:

1. Tires:

The tires are the only part of your car that touches the road, so it is not a surprise that they are susceptible to damage from potholes, such as bulges in the side walls, separation of the tread or floors. This can happen because bumps often have a hard edge that compresses the tire against the wheel at the moment of impact, cutting the rubber or breaking the straps that hold a tire. Driving with a broken tire is not safe, but you may be able to repair it. However, a tire with a side bubble or a separate tread should be replaced immediately. Cars with low profile tires are particularly prone to damage from potholes. Make sure your tires are always properly inflated to help prevent these types of problems.

2. Wheels:


Scraping your tires never looks good, but even the worst rash on the curb cannot damage a wheel like a bump does. The hard angles in the potholes apply impact force to the wheels in ways that were not designed to handle, leading to curves, splinters or cracks. A bent wheel does not turn smoothly and may not be able to form a tight seal with a tire. The chips are usually easy to notice since they look like a missing piece on the tire where the tire is located. However, cracks can be subtle fractures of the hairline along the circumference of the wheel or on one of the spokes. Brake dust and dirt from the road can make cracks difficult to detect, so clean the wheels thoroughly and perform an inspection to check. Bent wheels can sometimes be repaired, but splintered or cracked wheels can fail catastrophically and must be replaced completely.

3. Suspension:

The car's suspension is designed to absorb impacts and provide a smooth ride, but there is a limit to how much you can handle. Sudden bumps against potholes can cause a variety of suspension problems, including misalignment, broken ball joints and damaged struts. The suspension bent out of alignment can usually be put in place by a qualified mechanic, but until it is fixed, you may notice that the steering wheel is not centered, that your car is moving in one direction, that the steering is loosened and that the tires wear unevenly. Unusual vibrations and sounds, errant steering, poor handling quality or tilting of the vehicle to one side may indicate broken ball joints, struts or shock absorbers, which generally must be replaced completely. It can be difficult to correctly diagnose suspension damage, so it is best for an experienced mechanic to inspect the entire system if you notice any of these symptoms.

4. Exhaust:

Since the exhaust pipes run along the undercarriage of a car, they are a perfect target for the bumps that lurk on the road. Deep potholes can cause a car to hit bottom and scrape the undercarriage against the pavement, which could dent or tear a hole in the exhaust pipes, muffler or catalytic converter. You may experience a loss of energy or unpleasant noises if there is a hole in your exhaust system, but perhaps worse is the fact that your car will throw harmful pollution out of control. In addition, a leaky pipeline can allow the exhaust gases to enter the cabin, posing a potentially serious health hazard.

5. Body:

In general terms, the lower the car is to the ground, the better it is handled, but the cars that sacrifice steering height in search of sportsmanship are more likely to be damaged by potholes. In addition to the problems listed above, bumps can scrape bumpers or side skirts. While this type of damage is usually cosmetic and does not affect safety or performance, it is still something that drivers who care about the appearance of their car want to avoid. If you drive a low and sporty car, use your sharp handling to maneuver safely around the potholes you see.


Source:
http://www.eliancars.com/2018/12/5-auto-parts-potholes-can-destroy.html#more

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by ipobarecriminals: 4:14am On Dec 29, 2018
cool nice thread
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by weyreypey: 6:17am On Dec 29, 2018
Useful thread. Unlike autoreportng the political correspondent

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by helinues: 7:07am On Dec 29, 2018
Nice one
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by CarGuidNG: 7:08am On Dec 29, 2018
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by GAZZUZZ(m): 7:12am On Dec 29, 2018
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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by jordyspices: 7:13am On Dec 29, 2018
Informative
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Sojebrand(m): 7:14am On Dec 29, 2018
Following

Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by kaycexx(m): 7:17am On Dec 29, 2018
Shock absorber nkor?

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by 77up(m): 7:29am On Dec 29, 2018
kaycexx:
Shock absorber nkor?
Its a part under suspension

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by cocobuter: 7:30am On Dec 29, 2018
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by kaycexx(m): 7:32am On Dec 29, 2018
77up:
Its a part under suspension

Okay bro, thanks for the information.
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by FolarinEmmanuel(m): 7:32am On Dec 29, 2018
Tell me your car spec and you will thank me later. Whatsapp. Or call 08036141144

Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by abbeyfel: 7:34am On Dec 29, 2018
kaycexx:
Shock absorber nkor?
Did you read num 3?
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by kaycexx(m): 7:35am On Dec 29, 2018
abbeyfel:
Did you read num 3?

No

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Lizilicious(f): 7:41am On Dec 29, 2018
Wehdone bros
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by emecheboy2(m): 7:46am On Dec 29, 2018
What of fuel tank?
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by greatbuc(m): 7:47am On Dec 29, 2018
Ball Joints
Stabilizer linkages
Engine Oil sump
Steering rack (my car's steering is like trailer's because of port hole) I travel alot

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by SmartToyota(m): 7:55am On Dec 29, 2018
Well said.
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Ghostmode2two(m): 8:11am On Dec 29, 2018
What about the surm? I hope I got the spelling right
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by ophilly: 8:20am On Dec 29, 2018
Ghostmode2two:
What about the surm? I hope I got the spelling right

SUMP
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by weyreypey: 8:21am On Dec 29, 2018
FolarinEmmanuel:
Tell me your car spec and you will thank me later. Whatsapp. Or call 08036141144
This is the fake one. Do you have the original... Advanced full synthetic?
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by akdjr(m): 8:30am On Dec 29, 2018
Engine sit and gear sit also.
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by transfer101: 8:31am On Dec 29, 2018
After spending heavily on replacing my one Engine seat, Shock absorber, Ball joint, Leakage, and exhaust sealing, you have to see the way I slow drive in potholes now undecided

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Exponental(m): 8:44am On Dec 29, 2018
Potholes have sent many to their early graves due to somersaults, head on collision and swerving off the road.
Op should have included the vehicle itself and lives.
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Yudee8(m): 9:34am On Dec 29, 2018
I learnt something today
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by Mulatto444(m): 9:39am On Dec 29, 2018
[quote author=greatbuc post=74258804]Ball Joints
Stabilizer linkages
Engine Oil sump
Steering rack (my car'S Steering IslLike Trailer's Because Of Port Hole) Itravel Alot[/Quote]

Bro, am with u on this at bolded
Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by FolarinEmmanuel(m): 9:50am On Dec 29, 2018
weyreypey:

This is the fake one. Do you have the original... Advanced full synthetic?

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by weyreypey: 11:47am On Dec 29, 2018
FolarinEmmanuel:


OGA STOP THIS KINDA QUOTE. VISIT THE OFFICE 5A OBA ADEYINKA OYEKAN IKOYI. Call 0700CASTROL to confirm
Sooperrescue help me here sir

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by AutoReportNG: 9:53pm On Dec 29, 2018
weyreypey:
Useful thread. Unlike autoreportng the political correspondent

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Re: 5 Auto Parts Potholes Can Destroy by weyreypey: 9:58pm On Dec 29, 2018
AutoReportNG:


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Sorry, you are always in our prayers Sir...

Compliment of the season
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