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 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 experienced some type of problem with your vehicle from hitting a pothole, one of our four service 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 some damage, such as:
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 maintenance issues 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’s what it may be trying to tell you and how:
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 tip-top shape.
When you bring your vehicle in to our body shop, you will first meet with one of our ASE-certified technicians. From there, they will pull your vehicle into our garage and begin assessing the damage. They will review all exterior damage, then do a deeper dive—and will always check for underlying damage.
After this, they 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 automotive baby.
Our technicians are ASE-certified! This certification is like the gold standard for auto body shops. When a technician wears this badge, it means they have been trained in all repairs and maintenance. Not only do they do it by the book, but they put their heart into every project.
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.
While our technicians work on your vehicle, we can assist you in multiple ways. We can even help you file an insurance claim with your provider. We can also help arrange a car rental for you, so you can continue living your busy lifestyle.
No matter the size of the repair, we’ve got your back 100 percent of the time.
With four 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 your auto repair needs. For everything—from small dents and dings to full frame repair—we can handle all of your service needs.
We also offer these specialty 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’ve got it. Want to repaint your vehicle? We have a variety of colors. Need to have a stubborn stain removed? Our detailers are ready to get down and dirty.
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.