Hitting a pothole or a bump while driving can make you think your vehicle has been damaged, but what about rumble strips installed a speed deterrent?
Any sort of noise outside of the sound of the engine running can provoke concern. That is the intent behind rumble strips: to produce a startling noise to alert the driver that they are drifting off of the road.
Despite the fact that it produces a jarring sound, the question remains if driving over rumble strips can harm the tyres on your vehicle. The short answer is no; however, that answer is not definitive.
Rumble strips can damage your tyres and suspension but you would have to drive on a rumble strip for several hundred miles on a regular basis in order to see that happen.
Most rumble strips last for less than a mile and you are, most likely, to pull your vehicle off of a rumble strip once you hear the sound.
This means a rumble strip is no worse than wear and tear endured by your car on a daily basis.
Experts even agree that crossing a rumble strip in an intended manner will not damage your vehicle. The vibration and the noise it creates can be likened to a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.
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