Potholes - The legacy of the snow and contagious tyres!
7th January 2011
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Potholes - The Legacy of the Snow.

Whether you love or hate the snow, when its gone you can be sure it will leave a legacy - potholes.....

Today a customer was booked in for an MOT to Russell Automotive Centre and mentioned that on her way over here she was wary of potholes on the Edgware Road.  Mrs T said that she was so careful about looking out for them on the right hand side of the road that she missed the massive one on the left that her Audi TT went straight into it.

So what do you do if your car hits the inevitable pothole?  Complain immediately to the council may spring to mind.   However until you are hopefully successful in making a claim for compensation, the damage to one tyre could easily spread to the rest.

So how can the damage spread - a tyre is hardly contagious!  Uneven wheel alignment caused by a drop into a pothole is the disease!   Following a pothole incident, a wheel alignment check carried out on your car is essential to making sure your car still drives in a straight line.  Contact your garage for a full understanding of the importance.  If a car isn't aligned correctly then you could get uneven wear of all your tyres resulting in needing a potentially very costly replacement of all 4 tyres.

Don't be fooled by cheap wheel alignments.  A wheel alignment at a fast fit centre may be quick and easy but it definitely won't be thorough.  A fast fit centre will only probably check the tracking whilst a professional wheel alignment such as one carried out by Russell Automotive Centre for all Audi, VW, Seat & Skodas or Garage Express for all other cars such as BMW, Ford, Renault, etc will check much more.  Taking between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete a full 4 - wheel alignment checks tracking, camber, caster and toe-in and much more.  Contact your garage for a full break down.

Both Russell Automotive Centre and Garage Express, based in Kingsbury NW London, can collect and deliver (to most postcodes locally).  Your 4 wheel alignment and any replacement tyres can be changed whilst you are at work or home and then brought back to you.  A courtesy car is also available for your use.

Call Garage Express on 0208 905 8788 and Russell Automotive Centre on 0208 2000 995.


About the Author

Jane Russell (Russell Automotive Centre)

Member since: 13th March 2012

I run 2 garages in NW London. Russell Automotive Centre is an award winning Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda Specialist offering service and repair to rival any main dealer. Garage Express services,...

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