Spring is back! The days are getting longer, flowers are in bloom. And, of course, potholes are forming on every road you drive on. It takes is one good jolt from a pothole to affect your vehicle’s handling. If you’re running over them repeatedly this spring, it can really take a toll on your vehicle’s tires. At Hooper’s Tire Outlet we offer quality cheap tires in Rochester, NY ideal for replacing a tire that’s been compromised by a pothole.

It is important to check your tires after hitting a pothole, or any other debris on the road. Some damage may be visible, but other damage may be more difficult to see. Our staff in Rochester, NY can check your tires after hitting a pothole, and recommend our quality cheap tires as a replacement for your vehicle.

Some Indicators to get Your Vehicle Checked After Hitting a Pothole

If your tire is sitting low it’s losing air and will become flat if it’s not addressed. This could be a slow leak from a bent rim as well.

A bulge on the tire sidewall could be a sign that tightly packed cords of steel belts and nylon in the tread have separated.

Vibration in your steering wheel, seat or floor after hitting a pothole is a good sign that your tires have become imbalanced.

These are all common indicators that your tires need to be checked after hitting a pothole. Our knowledgeable staff can help diagnose your tire problem and provide quality cheap tires in Rochester, NY if a replacement is necessary.

Potholes are inevitable on the road, however there are ways to try to prevent pothole damage and stay safe. Make sure to always drive on tires that are properly inflated and in good condition. When you do hit that inevitable pothole, an inflated tire will absorb the hit better. Always remember to drive cautiously and slow down on unfamiliar or rough roads. Always make sure to be aware of changing road conditions and avoid pools of water on the road if possible. If a pothole damages your tire we’d be happy to assist in finding the right quality cheap tire in Rochester, NY for you car.

Over the last five years an estimated 16 million drivers have sustained damage to their tires from potholes, and with the amount of potholes on the road increasing, this number will continue to increase as well. We’ve seen blown tires, wrecked shocks, and bent wheels all thanks to potholes. If you’ve hit a pothole, be sure to bring your vehicle in to Hooper’s Tire Outlet in Rochester, NY  so we can inspect it and make sure your vehicle is safe to drive.