What happens if you go over a pot hole?

What happens if you go over a pot hole?

Potholes can puncture your tire or bend or crack your wheel. It can damage your tire’s sidewall or belts. Even a minor impact may knock your vehicle out of alignment. A pothole strike can damage your shocks or struts, or harm your suspension.

Can hitting a pothole damage your transmission?

It’s not only tire and wheel damage you have to watch for when you hit a pothole. Depending on how hard you hit, there may be damage to the suspension, which can build up with repeated hits. Even the engine and transmission can suffer through repeated pothole hits.

Can a pothole damage a wheel bearing?

Impact damage or poor road quality – all impacts from driving through a pothole, driving over speed bumps or hitting the curbstone can damage a wheel bearing and reduce its lifespan.

What does it sound like when a wheel bearing is going bad?

Squealing & Growling The classic sounds of a bad wheel bearing are cyclic chirping, squealing and/or growling noise. You can also tell that the sound is related to wheel bearings if it changes in proportion to vehicle speed. The sound can get worse with every turn, or it can disappear momentarily.

Is it better to hit a pothole fast or slow?

While it’s best to go over potholes slowly, you should avoid braking immediately before you hit one. This will likely cause your vehicle to nosedive right as you hit it, which can increase the amount of damage that can occur.

What happens if a strut breaks while driving?

What happens if a strut breaks while driving? The increased movements allowed by the broken strut may also increase the strain on the steering system and cause it to become damaged. When a strut breaks, the strut itself may strike and damage steering components.

What is a pit hole?

noun. (also pet-hole) 1A hole forming a pit; a pit-like hollow or cavity. 2British, East Anglian English dialect A grave.