Potholes Damage on your Jaguar

How To Minimise Damage To Your Jaguar

A pothole is a hole or break in the road surface, where traffic has removed broken pieces of the pavement. It is usually the result of water in and on the road weakening the ground and traffic passing over the area which then breaks the surface. Potholes are most common during winter and spring and during colder months can be left un-repaired for long periods of time.

What damage can a pothole do to my Jaguar?

The uneven surface on the road can put a lot of stress on your vehicle's tyresand suspension. Hitting a pothole can damage your tyres in many ways including; wear to the suspension, putuntures in your tyres or completely breaking the suspension.

Deeper Potholes can even damage alloy wheels and components underneath your Jaguar. If you have hit a pothole and notice anything unusual such as the way the vehicle drives or sounds, make sure to get your car checked at your local Jaguar garage.

How to Avoid Pothole damage to your Jaguar:

  • Tyre Pressure - Make sure that your Jaguars tyres are at the optimum pressure; over or under inflated tyres will make pothole damage more likely.
  • Be wary of puddles - The water could be concealing a pothole. Try to avoid the risk by not driving through the puddle however if this isn't possible, approach slowly and with caution.
  • Stay alert - Be aware of your surroundings, look at the road ahead to try and spot potholes early on.
  • No swerving - Try not to suddenly swerve to avoid a pothole. This is dangerous and can but both you and any oncoming traffic in danger.
  • Reduce your speed - Once you spot an oncoming pothole, gently reduce your speed. If you hit a pothole at speed, you are much more likely to damage your Jaguar.
  • Braking whilst in a pothole - It's fine to gently brake before hitting a pothole however once you go over it, try to avoid braking further. This can cause more damage as it places more stress on the front suspension.
  • Steering Wheel Grip - To avoid the possibility of the steering wheel being knocked out of your hands due to the uneven surface of the road, hold the wheel firmly. We advise in the 10 to 2 position.

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