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20 McLaren, Irvine, CA 92618
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Have You Driven Through A Pothole? Here’s What you Should Do

Not only can potholes on the road cause accidents, but the damage to wheel alignment, tire integrity and suspension can be expensive to repair. Seeing as these three parts on a vehicle is critical to keeping your car driving right on the road, it is important to take the necessary steps to have them checked by a reputable auto center that has skilled mechanics who know how to how to fix pothole damage to tires and suspension systems.

What To Do If You Drive Through A Pothole

Potholes can be dangerous for your car’s suspension and body work. It can be tricky for the inexperienced motorist to determine the extent of the damage to their vehicle which is why one of the best car maintenance tips is to have your vehicle inspected with specialty equipment at a body shop in Irvine, CA. Here’s what to look out for if you’ve driving through a large pothole.

If you notice any of the following warning signs, take your vehicle to a trusted auto body shop:

  • Is there loss of control in riding and handling? For example, does your vehicle sway when you make routine turns or do you notice the vehicle bounces unreasonable on rough surfaces.
  • Your vehicle veers to one side instead of keeping to a straight path. Even with your hands off the wheel, your vehicle should maintain a straight line.
  • You notice bulges in your tires, tires lose tire pressure or there are visible blisters on the sidewalls.

Damaged body work can drastically reduce the aesthetics of your vehicle, and can negatively impact the resale value of your vehicle if you intend on placing it in the used car market. Damaged tires, suspension or alignment can be downright dangerous. If the pothole damaged your vehicle, here’s what you need to do. Come to Spectrum Collision for quality body repair work. We are a trusted body shop in Southern California. We are perfectly placed to serve customers near Lake Forest, CA, near Costa Mesa, CA and near Mission Viejo, CA.

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