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American Automobile Association offers tips to protect yourself from pothole damage



New York – Last year alone, about one in every 10 drivers needed to repair their vehicles due to pothole-related damage, according to AAA.

And the cost was about $600 per vehicle, totaling more than $26 billion.

According to AAA, there are a few ways to protect yourself from pothole damage. Check your tire treads, tire pressure, suspension, and alignment at least once a month. Also, keep your eyes on the road.

“In many parts of the country, winter roads will likely give way to pothole-laden obstacle courses,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering. “When a vehicle hits a pothole with any kind of force, the tires, wheels, and suspension get the brunt of the impact, and fixing any of those items is pricey.”

Drivers should simply aim to avoid the large asphalt craters, whenever possible.