Pot Holes Got You Down?

Posted: 2018-10-04 by Craig Senior in automotive repair

The summer of 2018 in Ottawa saw us sinking in an infinite ocean of potholes, due to a past harsh winter during which we experienced 42 freeze and thaw cycles between November 2017 and February 2018. If you look to receive money from the city of Ottawa for damage to your vehicle, keep in mind that they payout for only about 10% of claims.

If you have hit a pothole and your tires and rims are undamaged, it is still possible that your wheels have gone out of alignment. An inspection will reveal any misalignment and a realignment could save you from premature tire wear, or other damage to your vehicle.

Some signs your wheels are out of alignment:

  • Vehicle pulls to one side
  • Premature or uneven tire wear
  • Steering wheel is to one side when driving straight
  • Vibration while driving
  • Squealing tires.
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