Do I need to service my car because of all these potholes?

The short answer: probably, yes

It’s no secret that our harsh winters are incredibly damaging to roads. Deep freezes followed by thaws cause asphalt to expand and contract, leading to the sizeable potholes we’ve all had encounters with. Beyond the momentary discomfort and guilt we associate with these run-ins, potholes can cause significant damage to your vehicle.

Potholes can:

  • Easily bend or crack your wheels
  • Create bulges in your tires
  • Throw off your alignment or cause other suspension issues
  • Cause wheel bearing damage
  • Damage your exhaust system

Because you definitely want to maintain your tire alignment.

Any of the above scenarios can cost you a significant amount of money, especially having your alignment thrown off. Misalignment causes uneven and accelerated tire wear, in addition to your vehicle handling inconsistently. Fortunately, an alignment is relatively cheap and can save you hundreds of dollars on premature tire replacement.

How to tell if your vehicle is out of alignment:

  • Your steering pulls to the right or left when driving in a straight line
  • Your steering pulls to the right or left when braking or accelerating
  • You notice uneven wear on your tires – such as the inside or outside edge wearing at a greater rate than the rest of the tread

If you notice any of the symptoms listed above or feel that your car is behaving strangely after hitting a pothole, be sure to have it diagnosed as soon as possible. Early treatment of these issues will save you time and money in the long run, and your vehicle will thank you!

Schedule service easily at Morrie's.

If you notice any of the symptoms listed above or feel that your car is behaving strangely after hitting a pothole, be sure to have it diagnosed as soon as possible. Early treatment of these issues will save you time and money in the long run, and your vehicle will thank you!

Stop by or schedule an appointment at any Morrie's dealership and we'll take care of your car.
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Morrie's Auto Group

12520 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN

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44.971932 -93.438603
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Morrie's Auto Group
Morrie's Auto Group
12520 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN, 55305 United States
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