Keep Your Eyes Open for Potholes

Potholes are notorious for creating all kinds of issues for cars. It doesn't matter where you are; they're always around. With proper tire pressure, your vehicle should be able to handle shallow potholes. But hitting a deep one can do just enough to have you running to the repair shop.


You know the damage is almost inevitable whenever you hit an unexpected dip and have that jarring feeling. The accident can vary depending on the pothole size, your speed, vehicle, and the air pressure in your tire during impact. You may be wondering what kind of problems you can face from running into a deeper pothole:

  • Tire puncture, wear, or damage
  • Wheel rim damage
  • Premature wear on struts and shocks
  • Suspension damage
  • Steering system damage and misalignment issues
  • Exhaust system damage
  • Engine damage
  • Fluid leaks

It's a pretty hefty list, right? This is why you want to be extra cautious when driving on uneven surfaces. If you experience any of these issues, you should get them fixed before affecting other areas of your car.


After you hit a pothole pretty hard, you may notice one or more of the signs listed above. You should take your vehicle to a professional mechanic right afterward. At Dickerson Automotive, our team will know exactly where to look and what to look for if your car pulls, shakes, rattles, or leaks. 


Do not put off a necessary inspection, or else the problem will worsen. We invite you to give Dickerson Automotive following a pothole incident in Spanish Fork, UT. We provide honest, quality repair at a fair price so you can get back on the road without any worries. For all your automotive needs, give us a call or visit today!