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What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle

Purpose of Speed Bumps

Speed bumps they are designed to slow down drivers and help protect pedestrians as they cross the road. Their specially designed to slow down drivers in the road neighborhoods parking lots and in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic. As good as they are for pedestrians they are not the best for vehicles as they could damage them however this depends on how the driver goes about driving around speed bumps.

What Damage can Speed Bumps Cause?

It is not wise to raise over speed bumps even the small ones. Here are a few ways in which speed bumps could damage your vehicle.

Damaged Shocks

vehicles are made with suspension systems and a part of the suspension systems are shock absorbers otherwise known as shocks which absorb all the kinetic energy produced when a car is driving over bumps and dips. Unexpected potholes can sometimes cause your car to jump because the shock absorbers are not able to absorb the unexpected pothole. This is the same for speed bumps. When a car travels speedily over a speed bump the shocks are unable to absorb all the energy quickly enough and this can damage the car. This could cause the shocks to break down which leaves your car vulnerable to loose contact tires and accidents.

Damage Your Steering

constant vibrations from the road cause damage to your car's vital system. If your car's shocks are not working properly this causes your vehicle's steering components to also be shaking quite violently during rides. These vibrations could cause leaks within the power steering system.

Destroy Your Exhaust System

Your car's exhaust system is located beneath the car. It is made to keep the vehicles quiet and make them more environmentally friendly. Going over speed bumps too fast can damaged the exhaust.

Damage Car Tires

The side walls of your car tires should not come into contact with the road. If your car tires sidewalls touch the ground it could lead to blowouts.

If you happen to damage your vehicle in any which way, it's best to have it checked out by a professional mechanic. So, if you need vehicle repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Avid Autowerx today!

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