Potholes Taking A Toll On Vehicles

By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Mechanics at Lloyd’s Auto Repair in St. Paul are busy fixing cars that have been damaged by pot holes.

Owner Dan Burns says they are seeing everything from flat tires, to bent wheels and suspensions that have been knocked out of alignment.

Burns says some of the newer cars are more vulnerable because they have low-profile tires.

“They are not very tall, so there’s not very much air between the edge of the pothole and the wheel and it bends the wheel,” he said.

Burns says try to avoid hitting pot holes, but if you must, slow down.

If you’ve hit a pot hole and you are wondering if you’ve done damage, Burns says you can look for signs, such as a steering wheel that vibrates, or a steering wheel that’s not straight.

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