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Potholes: The Silent Car Killer

POTHOLES THE SILENT CAR KILLER POTHOLES ARE A MAJOR FACTOR IN CAUSING MOST COMMON CAR AXLE AND SUSPENSION FAILURE WHICH DAMAGE: COUNTS FOR A THIRD OF ALL MECHANICAL ISSUES ON UK ROADS. THIS COSTS BRITISH MOTORISTS AN ESTIMATED £2.8 BILLION A YEAR 43% 34% 26% EVERY AUTHORITIES CURRENTLY PAY OUT MORE A CAR IS DAMAGED BY THAN £3 MILLION IN COMPENSATION CLAIMS DUE TO POOR ROADS. BUT ONLY AROUND 23% OF ALL CLAIMS ARE SUCCESSFUL. 11 A POTHOLE ACCORDING MIN TO UK COUNCILS AT THE CURRENT ROAD MAINTENANCE IN ENGLAND AND WALES IS MAINTENANCE LEVELS THE UNDERFUNDED BY AROUND AVERAGE FREQUENCY FOR 55% WHICH IS £1 BILLION A YEAR. A ROAD TO BE RESURFACED IN ENGLAND IS ONCE EVERY 54 YEARS. YET THE IDEAL FREQUENCY FOR RESURFACING IS 10-20 YEARS. IF AUTHORITIES WERE GIVEN THE BUDGETS THEY NEEDED TO FIX ALL THEIR ROADS IT WOULD TAKE ENGLISH AUTHORITIES 12 YEARS TO CATCH UP WITH THE CURRENT BACKLOG TOP 5 COUNTIES FOR IN 2013: 2578 CLAIMS 195 SUCCESSFUL POTHOLE CLAIMS £120,896 IN 2014: IN 2013: 2289 CLAIMS IN 2014: 3912 CLAIMS 2548 CLAIMS 98 SUCCESSFUL 385 SUCCESSFUL 842 SUCCESSFUL £156,008 £468,474 £250,289 ESSEX SURREY KENT HAMPSHIRE WEST IN 2013: SUSSEX 1206 CLAIMS IN 2013: 844 CLAIMS 197 SUCCESSFUL £45, 147 IN 2013: 1386 CLAIMS 260 SUCCESSFUL £82,786 IN 2014: 241 SUCCESSFUL 2321 CLAIMS IN 2014: £83,731 224 SUCCESSFUL 1899 CLAIMS £42,575 716 SUCCESSFUL IN 2014: £211,014 1727 CLAIMS 242 SUCCESSFUL £78,818 HOW TO AVOID POTHOLES ttt 1 CHECK YOUR TYRE PRESSURE AS UNDER OR OVER 3. BEWARE OF PUDDLES AS THEY COULD BE INFLATED TYRES CAN INCREASE DAMAGE CONCEALING A POTHOLE 2 STAY AWARE AND KEEP ENOUGH OF A DISTANCE 4 REDUCE YOUR SPEED AS HITTING A POTHOLE AT A BETWEEN YOU AND THE CAR IN-FRONT SO IT LEAVES LOWER SPEED WILL REDUCE YOUR REPAIR BILLS MORE TIME FOR YOU TO REACT TO A POTHOLE References: Potholes.co.uk, Trusteddealers.co.uk, Council For more information: Call 24/7 on 080O 157 1438 or you can visit www.ukclaimlawyers.co.uk ŠCLAIM LAWYERS E INJURY COMPENSATION - 100% NO WIN - NO FEE TYRE DAMAGE DAMAGED SUSPENSION DAMAGED WHEELS

Potholes: The Silent Car Killer

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We’ve all come across the bane of potholes at some point while driving and they’re a major factor in vehicle damage. A third of all mechanical issues on cars are axle and suspension failure which ...

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