How does an axle get damaged?
A vehicle does not get far, or anywhere if it has a damaged drive axle. Axles are rods or shafts that connect to the drive wheels. Even though axles are built to be tough, an overloaded vehicle can sometimes crack or break an axle. Bad carrier bearings or bad potholes are other common causes of axle problems.
What are the effects of bad roads?
Poorly maintained roadways cause accidents in a variety of ways, mostly due to the fact that they create an enormous hazard to drivers. In many instances, a driver may attempt to avoid a certain situation, like a pothole or pooling water which could cause a serious accident. Some hazards include: Clear zone issues.
How do you drive over potholes?
Tips for Driving Safely Over PotholesSlow Down. If you’re on a collision course with a pothole and you can’t swerve or switch lanes before impact, at least slow down to minimize damage to your rims and other vehicle components. Brace for Impact. Look for Damage.
How do you prevent potholes while driving?
Avoiding PotholesSlow down. The faster you’re driving when you hit a pothole, the worse the damage is likely to be.Give some space. Prepare for puddles. Hold tight. Don’t brake. Keep your tires full. Inspect new tires.
How drivers can reduce their risk of a crash in potholes?
You’re best bet is simply to keep an eye out for potholes. If you avoid a pothole, you avoid damage to your vehicle, and a potential accident. By driving slower, and refraining from tailgating (always a good idea), you’ll reduce the risk of slamming into a dangerous pothole.