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Hitting potholes at low speeds reduces damage to your car (especially for lowered rides). Here are some common pothole damages and how to look out for them.
Category: Miscellaneous Advice
Potholes are the worst.
While we Singaporeans are lucky to have excellent infrastructure that gives us smooth roads, sometimes you meet the occasional pothole.
Any driver who's gone over a pothole before will tell you that damages sustained from one may vary from car to car. Also, damages from potholes are not claimable by insurance.
What are potholes?
Potholes begin as small cracks in the road. These cracks get bigger from water seepage and the continuous pressure from heavy vehicles. Over time, certain parts of the road weaken and collapse, forming a pothole.
Generally, the more it rains, the more likely potholes will form.
If you've hit a big pothole, and you felt it strike the undercarriage or bumper of your car, pull over at a safe area and inspect your car for damages.
What are the signs of pothole damages?
Here's how to tell if the pothole has damaged your car:
- Body or chassis