Potholes are very damaging to your BMW’s suspension, tires and wheels!
So what can potholes do to your BMW’s suspension? They can damage your tires, your wheels, your ball-joints and may even bend suspension parts, they may even contribute to early metal-fatigue which can cause tears in your BMW’s chassis sheet metal, hairline cracks which develop into larger problems.
How Do I Know If I’ve Got Any Damage?
- Is your BMW pulling either to the right or left while driving on a straightaway?
- Are you experiencing a difficulty with steering the vehicle?
- Are your tires wearing unevenly or prematurely?
Autoscope’s BMW trained technicians can check your suspension visually for any problems. If you do need an alignment, Autoscope uses the Best alignment equipment in the world – Hunter alignment equipment.
Your BMW’s suspension is comprised mostly of aluminum for its lightweight properties, however, aluminum is a softer metal and can easily bend during a big impact such as hitting a large pothole while traveling at a modest speed. Such an impact can cause your BMW’s alignment to go out of whack. If not realigned frequently, you may have to buy new tires for your BMW more often than you would like.
So, what can you do to prevent BMW suspension damage caused by potholes?
Well, besides avoiding them altogether, have your BMW checked as often as every six months by the team of Autoscope’s BMW certified and trained technician for the following:
- Suspension damage
- Premature tire-wear (signs of bent suspension parts or improper inflation pressures)
- Worn out ball-joints and bushings