When a road is well-traveled and poorly maintained, it’s not uncommon to find a pothole somewhere on your commute to work from the Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, or Bloomington areas. While you may work hard to keenly stay away, sometimes the hit is unavoidable and you end up dipping a tire into it.
At Andy Mohr Collision Center, 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 experience some type of problem with your vehicle from hitting a pothole, our four different service centers can help make it right.
What Damage Can a Pothole Do?
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. Ugh, it’s a pothole and it can most assuredly do some damage. Here are some of the problems it can cause:
• Bent/Scratched/Damaged Rims
• Flat Tires
• Alignment Issues
• Ball Joint Problems
• Blown Struts
• Suspension Trouble
• Damaged Exhaust
As you can see, hitting a pothole can cause damage to your car, but the good news is that none of it is irreparable. Each of these problems are well within the scope of car maintenance issues we can handle.
How to Tell If You Need Pothole Service?
If you’ve accidentally recently 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’s how it may be trying to tell you and how it may be trying to say it.
• Pulling to One Side – This could be evident from an alignment issue, which almost certainly means your tires or wheels sustained some damage in the incident. This could also be indicated by a shaking or vibrating steering wheel
• Strange Noises In the Rear – If you’re hearing some strange noises from the rear end of your vehicle, there may have been an impact with the exhaust system when you hit.
• Bulging Tire Walls – This could mean that part of the tire was damaged during your impact or that the rim may have bent in an odd direction, thus affecting the integrity of the tire.
• Fluid Leaks – If you’re noticing a puddle under your car that was never there before, the potential exists that something happened to the undercarriage during your pothole hit.
Our Service Center
With four different locations to serve our customers, your pothole issues are about to be a thing of the past. Every service 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 your schedule is probably packed with work, family, and home responsibilities, so we offer convenient online scheduling for all of your auto repair needs. For everything from small dents and dings to full frame repair, we can handle all of your service needs.
Schedule Your Pothole Damage Repair Today
If you’ve noticed any of the aforementioned issues taking place with your car or even if it seems a little off, give us a call or go online today. Get a service appointment scheduled in the Bloomington, Plainfield, Fishers, or Indianapolis areas. At Andy Mohr Collision Center, the damage done by that pothole will be taken care of and your car will be like new again.