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Poor roads

July 28, 2013

Regarding the state and federal government not giving municipalities and cities funding for street repairs and repavements, whether the state and fed is broke or not, we need decent roads to use....

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eriklatranyi

Jul-28-13 4:30 AM

1. Eliminate prevailing wage laws so roads can be repaired at market rates.

2. Stop spending fuel tax revenues on things other than roads.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-28-13 5:34 AM

And try a different garage. $980 to $1700 for tires? $80 for a front end alignment? I don't know what you drive or where you go for service, but you're getting taken over big time.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-28-13 5:35 AM

I missed that part...... Had your alternator almost fall off due to bad roads? Seriously, get a new mechanic.

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Garben78

Jul-28-13 6:21 AM

Take a second to take it all in how great a country we live in. Ahh feels great to be able to drive where ever we want when we want.

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CarlHiller

Jul-28-13 6:53 AM

Sorry Stephanie but being in the car business an alternator just does not fall off a car, even with driving on bad roads! Usually this is caused by the age of the vehicle and/or lack of maintenance, cars do wear out. As for the prices you quote maybe it's time to try another garage. I can get tires and have them mounted and balanced for $400 to $500, sometimes even less depending on the size. While I agree bad roads can be a headache for a vehicles suspension components, drive a bit slower and more careful, you car is built to handle most situations when driven responsibly. Rough roads will in no way ruin the springs in a car seat, it's either caused by excessive weight or age of the vehicle. As long as the alternator was still good and just needed re-mounted you should not have paid anymore than $20 to $40. Only takes a few minutes in most cases.

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Ritty77

Jul-28-13 8:04 AM

At some point, these damages become the fault of the driver, not the road. Slow down or avoid these roads until they are fixed.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-28-13 8:14 AM

Stephanie is a good liberal who probably drives a foreign car, but laments the outsourcing of US manufacturing jobs.

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CaveFelem

Jul-28-13 8:53 AM

This is my favorite one: "Can cause physical injury riding for years on rough roads to a person's insides."

I've been driving back and forth to Williamsport for work for over 10 years. I can assure you I have incurred no physical injuries due to rough roads (even on the washboard bridges) during that time.

LOL!

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Premier

Jul-28-13 8:57 AM

Besides the cost thing bad roads will cause A, B and C to happen but D, E and F ?

C'mon Steph. Like Carl said "slow down"

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-28-13 9:01 AM

Maybe you ought to get a wagon or buggy that is pulled by horse or mule?

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Premier

Jul-28-13 9:03 AM

Oh and Steph, if you drive fast enough to jar loose an alternator you might want to have them motor and transmission mounts looked at.

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USABorn

Jul-28-13 7:06 PM

"whether the state and fed is broke or not, we need decent roads to use."

Typical liberal attitude. We don't care if our great-great-great-great grandchildren have to pay it back, we want it NOW.

wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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