Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the roads in America were as smooth as the roads in car commercials? In reality, almost one-third of roads in the U.S. are in poor condition, which means your car takes a beating almost every time you hit the open road. Driving over a pothole can cause significant tire and wheel damage, along with steering and suspension problems. To minimize rim damage and other problems, avoid potholes whenever possible. If you can’t avoid a pothole, drive straight through it and don’t brake inside the pothole. Turning your wheels and braking too late can place additional stress on the tires, wheels, and suspension setup. Watch this video for more tips on preventing pothole damage.
Baltimore and Washington D.C. drivers deal with potholes on a daily basis, which is why rim and wheel repair shops in the area stay so busy. If you notice a cracked or bent rim, visit a rim repair shop in the area as soon as possible. Besides being unsightly and embarrassing, bent rims can also be dangerous.