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The pothole problem, every drivers nightmare

March 11th, 2019

It’s every driver’s nightmare.

Potholes are estimated to cause around 1 in 10 mechanical failures on US roads. Those failures cost motorists approximately $730 million every year. Ever-changing weather conditions and limited funding mean the problem is unlikely to go away.

What damage can potholes cause?
Potholes can cause a number of issues for your car. The most common problems are wheel scrapes and punctured tires. However, if you’re really unlucky, hitting a pothole can cause premature or irregular tread wear and alignment issues.

What can you do about it?
As well as protecting alloy wheels from curbing, AlloyGator wheel protectors can guard against some pothole damage.

AlloyGators sit between the wheel and tire and protrude slightly over the wheel rim. The rounded edge of the protectors absorbs the impact from curbing and pothole edges, protecting alloy wheels from scratches and dents. AlloyGators reinforce tire wall strength and absorb the impact from kerbs or pothole edges, helping to protect tires against punctures.

We have a network of trained Trade Partners that can supply and install the product for you.  It is also available via our website if you want to take it to them or do it yourself.  You will need at minimum:

  • Jack
  • Air Compressor
  • Cutters
  • Dead Blow Hammer

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