It’s that time of year again, spring, means only one thing for Canada’s road: potholes. In average cities in Canada have nearly 50,000 potholes formed every spring, which means your vehicle can suffer major damage. Navigating around them is a daily reality and most of the time, you can’t see a pothole until it’s too late.
How potholes are created
Potholes are caused over time initially by a depression or water under the pavement. As traffic passes over the road areas of it gets weaken. If water is present and under a cold temperatures the expansion and contraction of the water freezes, which would cause the road surface to weaken even further. When traffic constantly travels on this area it will breaks the asphalt surface until it expands and a pothole appears. The longer it is left unrepaired the larger the pothole becomes.
Signs of pothole damage
All drivers should be caution when encountering a pothole, you may have travel through several of them without incident. However it only takes one wrong move, hitting the pothole at a critical angle.
Strange noises coming from your exhaust system can be due to pothole damage. A complete vehicle inspection is essential to determine if that’s the case.
How to avoid road hazards
Protecting your investment
Tire retailers offer road hazard insurance which covers you for this type of accident. They cover you for free tire replacement and even sending out a tow truck if you need one. As for buying any insurance, be sure to get all the coverage you will need. They are usually very inexpensive and worth the investment.
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