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What damage can Potholes do to your car/vehicle?

February 1, 2020


Hitting a pothole can damage your vehicle. Car damage from potholes is common and pothole damage is an every day road hazard. If you drive through a pothole, check these below areas to make sure it didn’t cause a problem that needs to be fixed:

1. Tires,

2. Wheels,

3. Alignment,

4. Suspension.



1. Tires: 
The most immediate concern when hitting a pothole is your tires. Pothole can cause or  damage sidewall bulges, tread separation, or flats. These can happen because potholes often have a hard edge that compresses the tire against the wheel on impact, slicing the rubber or snapping the belts that hold a tire together.

2. Wheels:
If you hit a pothole at high speed it leads to bent, chips, or cracks. A bent wheel won’t roll smoothly. Chips are usually easy to notice since they look like a part missing from the rim where it meets the tire. However, cracks can't be found easier because of the brake dust and road grime. So clean your wheels before you inspect cracks. 

3. Alignment:
Alignment problems caused by potholes can lead to unsafe complications such as Vibrations, Poor steering and Premature or irregular tread wear. If you notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side while driving, it’s an indication that your vehicle is misaligned. 

4. Suspension:
Your vehicle’s suspension system is designed to absorb impacts and provide a smooth ride, Support the vehicle’s weight. Sudden hits against potholes can cause a variety of suspension problems, including misalignment, broken ball joints, and damaged shocks or struts. It can be difficult to correctly diagnose suspension damage, so it’s best to have an experienced mechanic like Mcdermott Motors Tirecraft. Call us at 416-292-1431 to book your next available appointment to diagnose your suspension damage. 

Hit a pothole? Worried about damage?

Contact us at 416-361-1707 to schedule a complete vehicle inspection at REDLINE AUTOMOTIVE (Scarborough's highly rated Auto Repair Shop). 



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At Redline Automotive, a Scarborough car repair and Scarborough auto repair service shop, our pledge is to provide friendly, helpful advice along with integrity and quality service when repairing your automobile. We take pride in our honesty and reliability. We offer quality in our personalized vehicle maintenance programs.


Our customers enjoy the latest in automotive technology, backed by the good old fashioned customer service that has been our standard for the past two decades. Many hundreds of Scarborough & Toronto area residents have come to depend on us, and the technical expertise of our friendly staff to look after their car repairs and keep their family vehicles in peak running condition.


We have built this business on a foundation of customer satisfaction. Perhaps you are bringing your automobile to us on the recommendation of a friend or acquaintance; or perhaps you are new to our establishment, nevertheless, one thing is certain - you can entrust all of your vehicles service and repair needs to the team of professionals at Redline Automotive.

We want to serve you as Scarborough's best Auto Repair Shop


"We know car care, as we care about your car". Eric Latino, founder 1985