What happens when an axle goes bad?
If an axle begins to fail while driving, your car will start to pull to one side as one wheel loses power. When the axle breaks completely its corresponding wheel will no longer turn and although the engine may still run, the car won’t move.
What will happen if my axle breaks?
If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe. If you notice a bumping, clicking or grinding noise when going into turns, your axle isn’t broken yet, but it’s only a matter of time. When your axle fails, it’s possible that you’ll lose control of the car, possibly causing an accident or crashing.
Will car insurance cover hitting a pothole?
Any damage that a pothole causes to your car could be their responsibility, and so you may be entitled to compensation. If, however, your car is damaged due to other debris on the road, you aren’t entitled to compensation. For this, you’d need to make a claim on your car insurance policy.
Is hitting a pothole considered an accident?
If it’s damage to the actual axle, body or other parts that aren’t the wheels. If it was particularly bad, then this damage might be covered as an “accident” or “impact” with a pothole.
What happens when you hit a big pothole?
Hitting a pothole can cause bent wheel rims, internal tire damage, alignment problems, and shock and strut issues depending on the severity of the impact. Bent or cracked wheel rim. Damage to shocks and struts. Other broken suspension components.