We are very close to experiencing the last winter day and moving right into spring. This is the time of year that flowers are coming up, the sun is shining and the birds are in full chorus. Drivers on the road are also excited about the spring weather because windows are down and the warm spring air is flowing. However, as winter ends and spring comes, the roads are littered with potholes. Some of these potholes can be categorized at gullies, trenches, canyons etc. It does not matter if you live in Arlington, Falls Church, Mclean or Tyson’s potholes are present. The local government scurries to fill each and every pot hole but it takes a extended period of time to complete such a large task. It is eventible that you will hit a pothole. So what are some of the repercussions from hitting a pothole?
- Wheel rim damage
- Tire puncture, damage or wear
- Suspension issues, that can include broken components
- Engine damage
- Exhaust system damage
- Steering system alignment issues
- Premature wear on shocks and struts
All of the above issues may not be visible at first so make sure you get your vehicle inspected by a trusted auto mechanic garage. These type of issues can put you at risk. All of the above issues can be remedied and our mechanics may offer some of the following services to fix your post pothole damaged vehicle:
- Tire repair or replacement
- Vehicle inspection to make sure everything is working properly
- Tire rotation and balance
- Alignment check and potential a full vehicle alignment service
Our service professionals are here to service the greater DMV and Virginia. We are located in Falls Church virginia but service McClean, Tysons and all of Arlington. Our professionals can make sure that you are correcting the damage. It is important to address issues now and not let them spiral out of control.
Some might ask what can I do to not have these types of issues? Well pay attention and avoid as many potholes as you can. Go a little slower so you have the ability to react when approaching a pothole.
We hope that you learned a thing or two. If you want to setup an appointment please give us a call at 703-532-3500.
We look forward to serving you.
The Valvoline Team
Valvoline Express Care
1132 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 532-3500
Fax: (703) 532-3503