FYI,andy said:I live in Southern California and we've had more rain this season than I can ever remember. This has caused potholes everywhere.
I live in an area where every mother drives a Yukon, Expedition, Escalade, and Subarban, and all the guys drive Armada's and Hummers.
And everyone's got 20-24" wheels and some 26-28" on Hummers.
Big wheels do NOT like potholes at all. Specially deep dish wheels. I have literally seen 6 or 7 SUV's with a collapsed wheel from driving over pothole.
This is in the past 2 months.
That's a $500-$2,000 flat tire repair bill.
Just a FYI
i don't know how anyone back east can have a nice car/truck with all that snow, then eventually, salt on the ground! that salt does a number on the paint, not to mention the car itself!Thinker62 said:FYI,
I do not agree that rain causes potholes, so do not fear if you live in a rainy area. I live in Portland, OR and it rains all the freaking time, but we do not have a particularly bad pothole problem. It rains even more in Seattle, and again, no more potholes than any major metroplolitan area. The problem with rain and potholes is that the rain fills them and makes it difficult for you to see them. So you hit more and that makes you think that there are more of them.
I grew up in Chicago, and potholes are a biatch there! I mean it is so bad that they have to resurface hwys over and over again. And we are talking about some big potholes. The reason is that the salt and chemicals used to battle snow and ice severely damage the roads. They also do a number on vehicles in general.
But I do not think that rain causes potholes.
I see! I guess that makes a little more sense. But I would still rather be here than in tne midwest or east. The lifespan of a vehicle must be 5-10 years less than it is in areas without snow.MacFly said:i don't know how anyone back east can have a nice car/truck with all that snow, then eventually, salt on the ground! that salt does a number on the paint, not to mention the car itself!
our problem here in the SoCal area is all the recent rain we've had in conjunction with all the semi truck traffic we get through our local streets and freeways. the water gets under the ground, loosens the dirt beneth it.......then once a heavy semi drives over it.....it cracks the pavement, thus causing a nasty pothole.