I have decided to focus in this short blog post merely one one pothole incident. A friend of mine Lino Pestana hit a pothole last week close to Hertzogville. His Audi Q7 is fitted with 20 inch tyres. These tyres cost about R6000 per tyre to replace. The damage is clearly visible and is about the size of a fist.
We can only imagine what the damage might be – and more important – the threat to safety on the road when driving with a less reliable car.
On Insurance Chat we have discussed the need for tyre insurance in a post titled “Potholes and road damage drive demand for tyre insurance in South Africa”