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What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What are you supposed to do when you drive up to a speed bump? If you said speed, that is incorrect! Speeding over a speed bump can do quite a lot of damage to your car. The thud of the car coming down hard after going a bit too fast over a speed bump is only the beginning. It can do damage to several parts of your car. Shocks Your shocks are there to absorb imperfections in the road and give you a smooth ride. They aren't made to withstand the energy that comes from your car going over a speed bump. This can cause them to bend out of shape or leak hydraulic fluid. It can also make them less effective which means you end up with a bumpier ride and less control over your car. Steering If your car doesn't have the protection it's supposed to get from the shocks, the shakiness while driving will cause leaks in your power steering system and misalign your wheels. Speeding over a speed bump is a mistake that affects your whole car. Wheels The sidewalls of your wheels shoul ... read more