You may have heard that it is bad to go over speed bumps fast, but how can that possibly be true?
A speed bump is designed to slow vehicles down, and hitting one at speed is like hitting a hammer against the car.
Even though cars are made to take a lot of abuse while driving, frequent hard hits are bad for the parts. Going over speed bumps at a slow pace is key to keeping your car free from damages.
Is it bad to go over speed bumps fast?
Despite what many people think, going over speed bumps fast is not recommended. There are several reasons why it’s bad to drive over speed bumps to fast.
You may be surprised to learn that speed bumps can damage your car severely if driving over it to quickly. If you’re not careful, you could cause major damage to your tires, steering, and exhaust system.
Also, if you hit a speed bump at a high enough velocity, you can cause significant damage to your underside and suspension components. Which can result in costly repairs. If you don’t pay attention to speed bumps, you could cause many issues such as:
- Damage on tires
- Car body damage
- Affected suspension
Going over speed bumps at high speeds will ruin your tires. They will push out from under you and cause you to lose contact with the road. Your tires won’t be able to absorb the impact of these jolts while traveling extremely fast. You’ll end up with a ruined vehicle! And if you’re without skid plates, you’re more susceptible to damage to these parts.
In addition to causing damage to your vehicle, it can also lead to a damaged suspension and loose parts. In fact, a broken shock can cause your tires to lose contact with the road, and this can compromise the safety of your vehicle.
The end result are not pretty, so it’s better to avoid hitting a speed bump while traveling at high speeds. When going over a speed bump, you have to be very careful. Aside from damaging your car, you can also endanger other drivers and pedestrians.
That’s why it’s important to avoid bumps at all costs. This way, you’ll avoid causing an accident or a blowout. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a smashed front end or damaged tires.
|SB206FT||6 Ft Speed Bump (1) 6′ Section With no End Caps||72″||2″||12″||48.40|
|SB207FT||7 Ft Speed Bump (1) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||86″||2″||12″||55.40|
|SB213FT||Single Lane 12 Ft Speed Bump (2) 6′ Section With no End Caps||144″||2″||12″||96.80|
|SB219FT||Double lane 19 Ft Speed Bump (3) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||230″||2″||12″||152.20|
|SB225FT||25 Ft Speed Bump (4) 6′ Section + (2) End Caps||302″||2″||12″||200.60|
|SB3039I||39″ Speed Bump (1) 39″ Section With no End Caps||39″||2″||13.7″||36.20|
|SB3117I||117″ Single Lane Speed Bump (3) 39″ Sections With no End Caps||117″||2″||13.7″||108.60|
|SB3137I||137″ Single Lane Speed Bump (3) 39″ Sections + (2) End Caps||137″||2″||13.7″||124.20|
|SB3234I||234″ Double lane Speed Bump (6) 39″ Sections With no End Caps||234″||2″||13.7″||217.20|
|SB3254I-2||254″ Double Lane Speed Bump (6) 39″ Sections + (2) End Caps||254″||2″||13.7″||232.80|
|SH1018I||18.75″ Speed Bump (1) 18.75″ Section with no End Caps||18.75″||1.25″||2″||22.20|
|SH1112I||112.5″ Single Lane Speed Bump (6) 18.75″ Sections with no End Caps||112.5″||1.25″||2″||133.20|
|SH1128I||10 Ft Single Lane Speed Bump (6) 18.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||128.5||1.25″||2″||148.80|
|SH1225I||225″ Double Lane Speed Bump (12) 18.75″ Sections with no End Caps||225″||1.25″||2″||266.40|
|SH1241I||20 Ft Double Lane Speed Bump (12) 18.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||241″||1.25″||2″||282.00|
|SH1ECAL||LEFT End Cap||8″||1.25″||2′||7.80|
|SH1ECAR||RIGHT End Cap||8″||1.25″||2′||7.80|
|SH2019I||19.75″ Speed Bump (1) 19.75″ Section With no End Caps||19.75″||2″||3″||48.00|
|SH2121I||10 Ft Single Lane Speed Bump (5) 19.75″ Sections + (2) End Caps||121.75″||2″||3″||273.00|
|SH2240I||20 Ft Double Lane Speed Bump (11) 19.75″ + (2) End Caps||240″||2″||3″||561.00|
|SH2ECAL||LEFT End cap||11.5″||2″||3′||16.00|
|SH2ECAR||RIGHT End cap||11.5″||2″||3′||16.00|