Potholes Damage on your PEUGEOT

How To Minimise Damage To Your PEUGEOT

Potholes can appear on the road without any warning. They are usually caused by the expansion of water both in and on the ground, due to changes in temperatures which can weaken the road. During colder months it can be several weeks before potholes get repaired so it is important to be more vigilant on the roads during these times

What damage can a pothole do to my PEUGEOT?

The bumpy uneven surface that a pothole creates on the roads can put a lot of stress on your vehicle's tyres and suspension. Hitting a pothole can damage your tyres in many ways including; putuntures and damage to your suspension by either wear or breaking them. 

Larger potholes can damage alloy wheels and components underneath your PEUGEOT vehicle.  If you have hit a pothole and notice anything unusual whilst driving your vehicle, make sure to get your car checked at your local PEUGEOT garage.

How to Avoid Pothole damage to your PEUGEOT:

  • Tyre Pressure - Make sure that your PEUGEOT'S tyres are at the optimum pressure; over or under inflated tyres will make pothole damage more likely.
  • Be wary of puddles - Don’t always assume a puddle in the road is just a puddle as it could be concealing a pothole. Try not to drive through the puddle just in case! If this isn't possible approach with caution.
  • Stay alert - Be aware of your surroundings and look at the road ahead to try and spot potholes early.
  • No swerving - Avoid suddenly swerving to avoid a pothole. This is dangerous and can but both you and any oncoming traffic in danger. When traveling over a pothole, keep your hands on the steering wheel and move straight forwards, keeping the tyres and the vehicle in their most resilient position.This should minimise the damage it has on your vehicle.
  • Reduce your speed - When you spot an oncoming pothole, gently reduce your speed. If you hit a pothole at speed, you are much more likely to damage your PEUGEOT is to sustain damage.
  • Braking whilst in a pothole - Try to avoid braking once your traveling over the pothole. This can cause more damage as it places more stress on the front suspension.
  • Steering Wheel Grip - To avoid the possibility of your steering wheel being knocked out of your hands due to the uneven road, hold the wheel firmly. We recommend having your hands in the 10 to 2 position.

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