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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation addresses steering and suspension issues ahead of spring

Date: Monday 25 March 2024

As the seasons change and temperatures fluctuate, one unavoidable hazard emerges on the roads: potholes. With the arrival of spring, the thawing of ice (and sometimes snow) often causes an increase of potholes to emerge, posing a significant challenge for drivers and technicians alike.

Award-winning recognises the impact of pothole season on vehicle steering and suspension systems and is ready to support garages, workshops and DIY-ers with a comprehensive range of parts to address these issues.

Potholes are more than just a nuisance; they can wreak havoc on a vehicle's steering and suspension components. The jolts and impacts from driving over potholes can cause misalignment, wear and tear, and even damage to vital parts such as ball joints, tie rods, and shock absorbers.

If left unaddressed, these issues can compromise vehicle safety, performance, and comfort, making them a top priority for garages and workshop to check.

Matt Gates, managing director at, said: “Motorists can be driving over potholes now and not realise there’s an issue with their steering and suspension components for a few months. Hitting potholes causes excessive stress on these parts, which over time causes wear and tear. Regular inspections and repairs are essential to address any damage caused.” understands the importance of timely repairs and replacements to keep vehicles operating smoothly and safely. The brand’s extensive range of steering and suspension parts, from control arms and sway bar links to steering racks and bushings, offers a complete selection of high-quality parts from trusted brands to meet the diverse needs of technicians and car enthusiasts.

In addition to providing access to more than 250,000 parts in stock, is committed to delivering exceptional service, fast shipping and reliable delivery options and excellent support to its customers. The brand’s knowledgeable team is always available to provide expert advice and assistance.

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