Impacts these Harsh Conditions Have on Your Vehicle


During this time of year, your vehicles are subject to so many harsh elements and conditions when you hit the roads. We’re working for you to find out exactly what happens to your vehicle that you may not be aware of.

Broken springs and rims, as well as issues with your suspension are problems that are common during these harsh winter months. You’ve been there, you’re driving down the road this Winter, and you hit one of those inevitable potholes, you clench your teeth as you feel the brunt your car has just endured. You don’t immediately notice any differences in the way your vehicle is driving, but when you go to the shop; they raise your car up. Once it’s up in the air they inspect to make sure everything is in place and in good shape, but sometimes they run into some issues that can present problems later on down the road.

“Sometimes it’s just a steering issue where they might notice their car isn’t steering as well, sometimes you’ll hear a little noise, but it’s a good idea to have your car checked and in West Virginia you get it inspected once a year and everyone checks it, but it’s a good idea to have them looked at once or twice a year; just because of the potholes,” said Larry Witzberger, owner of ASAP Auto Repairs. Witzberger also said, the salt and cinders the department of highways puts down to keep us from sliding all over the roads, can have lasting impacts on area’s less seen as well, causing the undercarriage of your vehicle to rust.

Mechanics encourage you to have your vehicle looked over,especially before the beginning of the Winter season to make sure everything is perfect working order, and this will also help to save you money in the long run.

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