A number of U.S. cities feature online pothole trackers to help motorists avoid the bone-jarring chuckholes. While you might not have one available in your neck of the woods, see if you can pass our pothole awareness quiz.
You’ll know your car has been affected by pothole damage if:
A. You can drive down the street with a tray of crystal flutes filled with Dom Perignon arranged artistically on the hood.
B. When you let go of the wheel, you lose directional control of the vehicle.
C. Your car sits noticeably lower in the front or rear.
D. The car “bottoms out” on thumps and bumps in the road.
Answer: B, C and D are all symptoms that your car or truck has a problem with its suspension system. Potholes can do a lot of damage to tires, wheel rims, shocks and struts, along with knocking your car out of alignment. This damage, in turn, can cause further problems if it’s not taken care of. These are just a few signs that you have a suspension problem. Here are seven more.
Need a suspension inspection? Call Auto Lab at 847-367-4488 or schedule online.