Potholes Problems for your Vehicle

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email
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The warmer temperatures may not last, but one sure sign of spring is the growing number of potholes on area roads.

"It is going to take a toll on suspension,shocks, struts, your front-end parts" Torey Boettcher, the lead technician at CW Auto Clinic said.

They are headaches for car owners. Potholes are popping up all over Wausau, and could cause serious damage to your vehicle.

"If you hit it hard enough you can bend control arms, or struts," Boettcher said, "if you slam into a big enough hole you can bend parts, so you're going to have to get them replaced and then get them aligned straight again."

CW Auto Clinic has seen many clients come through with damage from the potholes. But there is a way to avoid paying big bucks for pothole related repairs.

"Try to avoid them," Boettcher said, "but don't cause an accident or something, if you go straight into them, you definitely want to go slow."

Crews are trying to fill those holes to make your commutes smoother, but the current struggle is simply keeping up with demands.

"We're adressing them as fast as we can," Ric Mohelnitzky, Public Works Superintendent said, "we're a little behind on them and we're trying to catch up, we've got every available crew out there right now."

Mohelnitzky wants everyone on the road to take notice of the road crews, so everyone stays safe.

"We've invested large dollars in those arrow-board trucks because of the safety of the public, because then you're not going to have an accident," Mohelnitzky said, "and also our people we want to make sure that they're all going home at the end of the day, and safety is our biggest concern."

If you'd like to report a pothole in Wausau, call The Department of Public Works: 715-261-6960

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