March 12, 2023
Beware of Those Holes on the Ground!
Hitting a pothole doesn’t only annoy and discomfort drivers and passengers alike, but it can also lead to road accidents. Potholes can likewise damage certain parts of vehicles, often resulting in costly repairs.
If you’re among those who think that potholes are no big deal, think again. Veteran Car Donations has rounded up the following unpleasant outcomes you can potentially encounter when your car has hit one too many potholes:
- Potholes can damage your tires.
Your tires are the most vulnerable part of your vehicle when it comes to potholes. Among the common tire problems caused by potholes are tread separation, punctures, and sidewall bulges. Uneven wear can also occur when the tires’ alignment gets knocked out of position by potholes.
- Potholes can deflate your tires.
Potholes can lower your tire pressure, which can eventually cause bulges on the sidewalls of your tires as well as dents on your wheels. As soon as you notice this problem, make sure to bring your car to your local auto shop to get the problem fixed immediately. The last thing you want is to experience a blowout in the middle of nowhere.
- Potholes can cause suspension problems.
Since your suspension cushions the impact when your tires hit shallow potholes, you may only feel a slight jolt. However, a sudden impact with a deep pothole can give your suspension a knock, leading to several problems. You’ll know there’s an issue with your suspension when your vehicle experiences any of these: unusual sounds and vibrations, your car pulling in a single direction, loose handling, and uneven tire wear.
- Potholes can damage your exhaust system.
A deep pothole can damage your exhaust when it scrapes into the ground upon impact. The damage would depend on what metal components came into contact with the cracked pavement. Aluminum and copper pipe are likely to get corroded if they come into contact with corrosive substances like saltwater or if they hit sharp road debris.
Here’s How Your Old Car Can Make You Feel Proud
Has your old car taken too much damage from potholes? Is that vehicle plagued with other mechanical issues that will cost you a fortune to fix? If yes, you probably realized by now that you’d be better off disposing of that beater instead of continuing to plunk down your hard-earned money for its repairs.
No need to feel bad though. You can still make use of your beater to do something that will make you feel proud. When you turn it over to us at Veteran Car Donations, we’ll use it to bring positive changes into the lives of the struggling underprivileged veterans in your local community.
Our team will put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran and military nonprofit partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of former U.S. service members who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those suffering from disabilities as well as serious illnesses, including mental disorders.
Our nonprofit partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.
Donating to Veteran Car Donations will enable you to receive valuable rewards, such as getting entitled to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season and getting a professional pickup and towing service from us anywhere in the country at no cost to you.
More valuable than these material perks, you’ll get to experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of doing something that will help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes — those men and women who put their lives on the line so we can live in freedom and peace.
We take almost all types of vehicles, regardless of how old or worn-out they are. Aside from standard cars, we also accept RVs, motorcycles, scooters, boats, jet skis, golf carts, snowmobiles, ATVs, company trucks, and many other types of vehicles.
For more information on our vehicle donation program, head over to our FAQs page. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 and one of our donation specialists will walk you through our quick and simple donation process. You can also contact us here.
Show Our Hurting Heroes How Much You Care Today!
Our former service members risked their lives to keep us safe and preserve our freedoms. You can show them your appreciation and gratitude for what they did with your vehicle donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out this secure donation form now!