When your car needs Marrero auto repair because it’s hit a pothole, call the Marrero auto repair technicians at Twin Tire.
Rough roads are not unusual in New Orleans, especially after the rainy winter we’ve been having. So, when your car suddenly went THUMP while you were driving home from work last night, you didn’t think much about it except to mutter a few bad words.
But now your car seems to be pulling to the right and you’re wondering if you’ve damaged something when you hit the pothole.
That’s very possible. According to the nonprofit Car Care Council, pulling to one side is one symptom of damage after hitting a pothole. The others:
- Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city streets or bouncing excessively on rough roads are indicators that the steering and suspension may have been damaged. The steering and suspension are key safety-related systems. Together, they largely determine a vehicle’s ride and handling.
- Pulling in one direction, instead of maintaining a straight path, and uneven tire wear, are symptoms of an alignment problem. Proper wheel alignment is important for the lifespan of tires and helps ensure safe handling.
- Low tire pressure, bulges or blisters on the sidewalls, or dents in the wheel rim will be visible and should be checked out as soon as possible, as tires are the critical connection between the vehicle and the road.
“If you’ve hit a pothole, it can be difficult to know if and to what extent your car has been damaged,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s a good idea to describe the symptoms to a professional technician who can then check out the vehicle and make the necessary repairs to ensure safety and reliability.”
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto care and auto repair service centers to help you - Marrero, Harvey and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto repair and auto care location in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.