The Dangers of Potholes

We've all encountered the sudden, terrifying pothole. Excessive rain, heat, and natural wear-and-tear affects all roadways causing these annoyances. Ultimately, avoiding potholes can be a real challenge no matter what car you drive. Hitting one can cause severe damage to a vehicle, leaving motorists in for a bumpy ride in numerous ways. If you've encountered a pothole, become familiar with these warning signs to ensure that your vehicle is still operating safely and hasn't been damaged.

  1. Loss of control. If your vehicle sways when making routine turns, bottoms out on city streets, or bounces excessively on rough roads, it could mean that your steering and suspension have been compromised which is very dangerous.

  2. Pulling in one direction and uneven tire wear. This could mean that your vehicle is showing signs of an alignment issue. Proper wheel alignment is important for the lifespan of tires and ensures safe handling.

  3. Tire and wheel problems. Low tire pressure, bulges on the sidewall, or dents in the wheel rim should be evaluated as soon as possible. Your tires are a critical connection between you and the road, and should be inspected by a trusted technician if you believe your vehicle has suffered damage from hitting a pothole.

Now that April showers are in season, make sure you're watching for potential potholes and ways to safely avoid them. If your MINI is showing any of the above signs our skilled technicians will be happy to perform maintenance and diagnostic tests to ensure that it's safe for you to operate. Schedule an appointment in advance, or just drop by and we'll get you squared away!

MINI of San Antonio is a new and used car dealership that provides vehicles to customers all over Texas. We have customers come in from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Austin, Kirby, Allen, Boerne and many more cities. Let us know if you have any questions.

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MINI of San Antonio

15507 W IH-10
Directions San Antonio, TX 78249

  • Sales: (210) 732-7129
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