Potholes Damage on your Volkswagen Van

How To Minimise Damage To Your VW Van

Potholes are caused by the pressure of traffic and bad weather. They are most common during winter and spring. However during colder months it can be several weeks before the potholes get repaired therefore its important to be more cautious when driving on the roads during these times.

What damage can a pothole do to my VW Vehicle?

The bumpy uneven surface a pothole creates can put a lot of stress on your vehicle's tyres and suspension. Hitting a pothole can damage your vehicles tyres in many ways including; wear to the suspension or breaking it completely as well as punctures or bulges in your tyres. 

Larger potholes can damage your alloy wheels as well as components underneath your Volkswagen Vehicle. If you have hit a pothole and notice anything unusual about your vehicle whilst you are driving, make sure to get it checked out at your local Volkswagen Commercial garage.


How to Avoid Pothole damage to your VW Commercial Vehicle:

  • Tyre Pressure - Make sure that your VW Vehicles tyres are at the correct pressure; if you over or under inflate them it can make pothole damage more likely.
  • Be wary of puddles - Try to avoid driving through puddles as they could be concealing a pothole, if this isn't possible then approach with caution.
  • Stay alert - Try to look at the road ahead to spot potholes in advance.
  • No swerving - Don't suddenly swerve to bypass a pothole. You can but both you and any oncoming traffic in danger. To minimise the damage of hitting the pothole, move straight forwards, keeping the tyres and the vehicle in the strongest position.
  • Reduce your speed - A soon as you spot a pothole, gently reduce your speed. If you hit a pothole at speed, you are much more likely to damage your VW Vehicle.
  • Braking whilst in a pothole - Once you go over a pothole, try to avoid braking you can cause more damage to the vehicle as it places more stress on the front suspension.
  • Steering Wheel Grip -  The bumpy surface can increase the chance of a steering wheel being knocked out of your hands. To avoid this hold the wheel firmly. We recommend in the 10 to 2 position.

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