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Can Speed Bumps Damage Your Vehicle?

Can Speed Bumps Damage Your Vehicle?

If you’re in a rush, a speed bump seems like an unnecessary delay, slowing down to shimmy your car over a bump. Speed bumps are meant to slow vehicles down in neighborhoods, roads, and parking lots with less than 35mph or less. If you press the gas when approaching a speed bump, you may find your car slamming hard on the pavement. This leaves many drivers wondering how speed bumps affect their vehicle. Depending on how fast you speed over them, speed bumps can cause frame damage. Cars with low ground clearance can experience even more severe damage if they hit the pavement at an angle. It’s always best to approach every speed bump slowly and with caution to avoid significant repairs. Below are a few common ways speed bumps can cause major damage: Tire Damage Speeding too fast over a speed bump can cause an impact, and hitting the ground could cause the tires’ sides to also hit the ground. Any significant tire damage could find you needing a required ... read more