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Watch out for that pothole! 5 tips to avoid them
Extreme weather conditions throughout the Midwest and Northeast this winter have had potholes rearing their ugly heads. As you travel to work or to the grocery store, erectile you know exactly where they are and you drive around them if you can. But there’s always one lying in wait for the happily unsuspecting driver, medic and that’s when it can get expensive and even dangerous. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works has been inundated with requests to patch potholes. Since the beginning of 2014, they’ve received 997 requests, compared to 667 last year. Unfortunately, Milwaukee isn’t alone. Many cities across America are in the same boat, struggling to keep up with the repairs and the cost. The damage caused to your car when hitting a pothole is also causing damage in consumers’ pocket books. Repair costs typically range from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars, depending on the damage. This list identifies some of the damage that can be caused when a car hits a pothole.
- Tire puncture;
- Bent rims;
- Suspension damage;
- Steering knocked out of alignment;
- Exhaust system damage; and
- Engine damage.