Chances are you’ve been jolted out of your seat after unexpectedly encountering a tire-eating crater. Potholes are created when water seeps underneath the asphalt causing it to expand, bend or crack. Weight from vehicles driving over the weakened surface breaks down the asphalt further and eventually, you have a pothole.
According to an April 2023 report by Teletrac Navman, Orlando, Florida is home to the best-maintained roads in America. On the opposite end, the city with the worst-maintained roads in America is San Francisco, where 71% of the roads were rated poor, meaning roadways are extremely deteriorated and may require driving at low speeds, as well as “ones with large potholes and other signs of distress that cover between 50-75% of the roadway.”
San Jose was next on the list at 64%, followed by Los Angeles at 57%. Honolulu and Milwaukee were tied for third with 54% of their roads in poor condition and only 9% in good condition.
Many O‘ahu drivers also feel the pain from potholes in their wallets. The average cost of vehicle maintenance and repair due to bad road conditions in Honolulu was $851. Ouch!
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. Your car’s alignment may thank you.