When a road is well-traveled, it’s not uncommon to find a pothole somewhere on your commute to work from the Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, or Bloomington, IN, areas. While you may work hard to stay away from them, sometimes the hit is unavoidable, and you end up dipping a tire into them.
At Andy Mohr Collision Centers, we can help you. This complete guide will tell you everything that a pothole can do to your car and how to detect damage that may be hard to see. If you’ve experienced some type of problem with your vehicle from hitting a pothole, one of our four collision centers can help make it right.
You may be driving along listening to your music, or having a quick chat with a friend via Bluetooth®, when all of a sudden you feel a tire dip into an unknown depth—it’s a pothole, and it can do damage, such as:
Hitting a pothole can cause damage to your car, but the good news is that it can be fixed. Pothole damage repair is well within the scope of maintenance issues that we can handle.
If you’ve accidentally hit a pothole and done some damage to your car, the damage may be unseen. However, your car will work to communicate with you, you just have to know how to understand it. Here are some signs to look out for:
Like with any other issues, you should have your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. While most pothole damage occurs to exterior parts, there may be underlying damage you won’t see right away.
For example, hitting a pothole too hard can damage your shocks and suspension. When these mechanisms are damaged, you’ll notice a difference in your vehicle’s handling—you could experience a bumpier, more uncomfortable ride. If you do not have this repaired, this can lead to further wear and tear.
Repairing any seen or unseen pothole damage right away will help you maintain the health and wellness of your vehicle. Even after you’ve had these damages repaired, we recommend continuing to follow your vehicle’s routine maintenance schedule to keep your ride in top shape.
When you bring your vehicle in to our body shop, you will first meet with one of our team members. From there, one of our ASE-certified technicians may pull your vehicle into our garage and begin assessing the damage. They will review all exterior damage, then do a deeper dive to check for underlying damage.
After this, one of our team members will transparently inform you of all the damage incurred to your vehicle, suggest different avenues of repair, and map out a timeline for completion. With your consent, our technicians will then get to work on your ride.
Our technicians are ASE certified! When a technician wears this badge, it means that they have been trained in all repairs and maintenance.
Our technicians know the gut-wrenching feeling of an unexpected accident or twist of events. That’s why they treat your vehicle as if it were their own. Their expertise and years of experience will ensure you a reliable repair every time.
With four locations to serve our customers, your pothole issues are about to be a thing of the past. Every technician who works with us has been ASE certified and has received hundreds of on-the-job training hours, so they’re all well-equipped to diagnose what may be happening with your vehicle.
We know that your schedule is probably packed with work, family, and home responsibilities, so we offer convenient online scheduling. For everything from small dents and dings to a full frame repair, we can handle all of your collision repair needs.
We also offer these specialty collision services:
If you’re looking to fine tune your vehicle’s exterior and interior, we also offer refinishing and detailing services. Have a few dents you want to remove? We can handle it. Want to repaint your vehicle? We have a variety of colors. Need to have a stubborn stain removed? Our detailers are ready to take care of it.
If you’ve noticed any of the aforementioned issues taking place with your car or if it seems a little off, give us a call or schedule an appointment online today in Bloomington, Plainfield, Fishers, or Indianapolis, Indiana.
At Andy Mohr Collision Center, the damage done by that pothole will be taken care of and your car will be like new again.