Have you had your brakes inspected?
Now let’s say you recently had a wheel alignment and you know your tyres are at their recommended pressure levels. That’s great! So what else could be causing your car to pull? Stuck calipers, for one. Your calipers apply pressure to your brake pads, a process which ultimately brings your car to a stop. Stuck calipers will lead to uneven pressure on your brakes and cause a slight pull to one side.
Big or small, brake problems are a serious safety hazard. If you suspect your car has a brake problem, visit Highway Auto Rockhampton as soon as possible for a free brake inspection.
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Have You Hit a Pothole? You May Need New Shocks
Hitting a pothole is an unmistakable experience. The sudden dip. The violent jarring. The sound of the impact!
For all of the bone-rattling involved, though, pothole damage can also be really sneaky. You’ll notice a flat tire or bent rim right away. Some other problems, however, might take you a little longer to identify.
Pothole damage to your shocks and struts can be especially subtle at first. But such damage can grow into very big, costly, and potentially dangerous issues. To help you watch for signs that your shocks or struts sustained pothole damage, we suggest coming in for a free check-up.
Tips for Avoiding Potholes
These safe driving tips can help you expertly navigate around potholes:
Leave extra space between you and the car in front of you.
If you’re driving bumper to bumper, you won’t be able to spot any potholes. Standard driver’s ed wisdom states that you should leave at least three seconds of space between you and the car in front of you. Leaving an adequate amount of space between cars is not only part of being a safe driver, but it could also help you spot and avoid a pothole before it’s too late.
Make sure your tyres are properly inflated.
Over-inflated or under-inflated tyres are more likely to be damaged by hitting a pothole. Check your owner’s manual for information about your vehicle’s proper tyre pressure, then make sure that your tyres are inflated to match this recommendation. Stumped on how to do so? Your neighborhood Highway Auto Care Rockhampton can check and inflate your tyres, free of charge.
The slower you drive, especially down pothole-riddled streets, the more time you have to react. Give yourself a little extra time, especially during pothole season, and you’ll be giving your car a little extra TLC.
Puddles can be deceptively deep. You have no idea what lurks beneath the surface of that water! Rain often pools in potholes, and that hidden pothole could be a massive one. Use caution and avoid puddles altogether if possible.
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