Tyre rims most likely to be damaged by potholes

2016-04-13 06:00

A RECENT report from Eyewitness News claimed approximately six out of every 10 cars taken to a tyre centre in Gauteng alone had been damaged due to potholes or road construction.

The number of tyre replacements has more than doubled when compared to three years ago and the Arrive Alive website estimates that poor road conditions in South Africa may be costing the economy as much as R18 billion a year in addition to the individual costs inflicted on road users.

Driving over hidden or unknown potholes can cause damage to any vehicle and in 80% of cases when a pothole is hit the rim, one of the most safety critical items on the vehicle, gets damaged and not the tyre.

- Supplied.

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