Whether it's a blown tire, bent rims or broken suspension components, hitting a pothole
can cause serious damage to your car.
Last year, the amount of potholes
in Cambridge increased by 700% to 25,000, leaving the Highways Agency struggling to maintain the roads.
TEESSIDE councils are considering how to spend a Government allocation of cash to patch up potholes
Motorists usually eat the cost of pothole
-induced damages to their vehicles, though some motorists submit pothole
repair claims to their private insurance companies.
Jackson residents acknowledge that potholes
are a serious problem in the city.
Last year a similar survey was carried out by AA volunteers which showed that each neighbourhood had an average of 15 potholes
Swerving at the last second to avoid a pothole
can be lethal - so can hitting one.
As many as 72% of motorists also said potholes
had affected their driving in the past 12 months, the poll by insurance company More Than found.
We specialize exclusively in road pothole
repair and that is what led us to develop a heat-based methodology that surpasses the results of a traditional saw-cut approach and can be utilized year-round.
After he took office in July 2005, Villaraigosa launched an intensified repair effort dubbed Operation Pothole
AA president Edmund King said: "If nearly 2p a litre from fuel tax was diverted into a pothole
fund, for once, UK drivers would be seeing their fuel tax disappearing into a black hole they can understand.
They are a particular menace at night on dark roads as often the driver is unaware of the pothole
until the damage is done.