Pothole season could damage your car

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

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Cold winter weather is making the UK's potholes worse according to campaign website potholes.co.uk who warned that freezing temperatures can create new potholes as well as making existing damage worse.

Duncan McClure Fisher, who created the website, explained that the roads deteriorate as water in cracks in the roads freezes and expands when the temperature drops, meaning small cracks become considerably worse.

"More cold weather this winter will not only create more holes, it will move council staff from repairs to gritting duties, so potholes will appear faster than they get fixed. The only way to avoid damaging your car is to be on the lookout," Mr McClure Fisher explained.

The process is a concern for road users and car insurance policyhoders, as a large pothole can cause substantial damage to car suspension and wheels, resulting in drivers needing to pay for costly replacement parts.

Mr McClure Fisher advised motorists to take care on the roads and be wary over potential damage to surfaces.
 

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