Tag: potholes

8 Posts

Apr 04, 2017

Musings From The Bottom of a Pothole

Tim Cotton

Theories about frost heaves, the difficulty to find good entertainment in Maine, and why potholes have their own Wikipedia page, but illustrious Car Talk bloggers do not, right here. 


which state has the worst potholes
Mar 22, 2014

Which State Has the Worst Potholes?

Staff Blog

It's pothole season. Think you've got it bad? We heard from fans all over the country who claim there state has the worst potholes. Vote here to settle this question once and for all. 

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what happens to asphalt in a pothole
Mar 22, 2014

Pothole Season: Where Does the Pavement Go?

Staff Blog

In honor of pothole season, we're sharing one of our favorite calls from Sara, who asks: What happens to all the asphalt?


Mar 21, 2014

Pothole FAQ: All About Those Big Holes in the Road

Jim Motavalli

What causes potholes? Which states have the biggest? And do I have any recourse if my car gets damaged? Good luck with that last one. Everything you've ever wanted to know about potholes, this way. 

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Mar 18, 2014

Hell Hole

Tom Bodett

A rip in the very fabric of space and time? One need look no further than rural Vermont roads for terra firma's own version of a black hole.


are low-profile tires more susceptible to road hazards
Jun 01, 2011

Today: Rick's low-profile tires may have cost him.

Dear Car Talk

When shopping for a new car, we favored the Mazda5, but my wife had one major concern: the low-profile tires. The dealer assured us they were absolutely safe and had standard tires beat. A month after purchasing this car, we...

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is it better to go fast or slow through potholes
May 01, 2011

What's the best way to approach potholes: fast or slow?

Dear Car Talk

Every year we face the pothole issue. However, this year seems to be the worst in recent memory. Potholes are so big this year where I live that they've been given names, like the craters on the moon. Did I...

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Nov 01, 1991

Addressing things that go "bump-d..." in the night.

Dear Car Talk

The highway I take to work has one lousy job of patchwork on it Every seam and pothole is just another bump What happens is you go bump-d-bump-d-bump-d-bump for several miles What does this do to wheel balance alignment and...