Potholes causing damage for drivers

NEW HAVEN, Conn, (WTNH) — Potholes are starting to leave their mark on the road, which many people can already see or feel as they drive throughout the state.

Driving over potholes, especially the larger ones, can cause significant damage to your vehicle.

“I snapped my tire rod two years ago and I think it cost me $800 to get it fixed,” said James Cramer of New Haven.

Auto body repair shops are already starting to see vehicles come in with quite a bit of damage.

“We’ve been towing cars. They are hitting them, popping tires, bending rims,” said Tim Jerome, manager of Megill’s Inc. in New Haven.

Potholes form when water basically goes through a small crack in the pavement. Due to the change in temperature this time of year, the water will constantly freeze and then thaw. The stress from mother nature, combined with traffic on the road causes a hole to form, which only gets worse over time.

While some potholes are unavoidable, drivers should go slow and keep an eye out if going down a road that has quite a few of them.

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