Pothole damage costs drivers an average of £350 to repair their cars – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016

Other cars that fared well include the Mini Cooper, Honda Jazz, Mercedes-Benz C-class, Vauxhall Corsa, Land Rover Freelander, Toyota Avensis and Nissan Note.

Potholes are typically at their most prevalent between January and April, as heavy rainfall undermines the lower structural layers of roads, creating cracks that develop into potholes.

According to Warranty Direct, a recent Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey revealed that local authorities spent a total of £118.4 million filling 2,190,026 potholes across England and Wales in 2015, but also paid out an additional £13.5 million in compensation claims.  

David Gerrans, managing director of warranty Direct, said: “The variation you see in suspension damage from one model to another is remarkable.

“Potholes are a major factor in causing axle & suspension failure and any vehicle regularly driven over impaired road surfaces or used for commuting over pothole-strewn routes will ultimately incur damage eventually.

“Components such as bushes, track rod ends, drop links, springs and dampers are all susceptible. Visit our Potholes.co.uk site for detailed advice on how best to make a compensation claim for any vehicle damaged by potholes.”

For more information on pothole damage visit potholes.co.uk

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