“Your car’s suspension is great at soaking up imperfections in the road, but it has a breaking point. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid potholes, but driving through them at any speed faster than a crawl can bend wheel rims and brake struts.” —Matt Smith, senior editor at Car Gurus.
13 ways you’re shortening the life of your car
Put the brakes on these common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.
Banging through potholes