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Damaged South Carolina roads

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Aiken, S.C. - Have you ever noticed the massive potholes that line South Carolina roads? Well if you haven't, then you're one in a million. South Carolina drivers have been complaining for years about the condition of their roads, but complaining doesn't seem to be enough for South Carolina law-makers. 

A South Carolina road funding bill is now being negotiated in the senate but the fact is most lawmakers are against it. It would take sales tax money from cars and trucks out of the general fund and use it to fix up roads.

Jeff Corbett owns Wayne's Automotive Center in Aiken and says he constantly hears costumers complaining about roads.

“It’s a concern with the costumers of not knowing if its causing damage to their cars or if it could," Corbett said.

He says people are always coming in asking if their alignment is messed up or if their tire is popped from a pothole. Jeff also says your car could be damaged without you even knowing it.

“we’ve had costumers we’ve been talking to that you know their sitting there talking about what happens when they hit a pothole and they tell if they’ve had problems or if it's affected their alignment," Corbett says. 

He advises anyone who suspects a problem with their car to get it checked immediately, because damaged cars can cost big bucks. As for South Carolina roads, it looks like we will all just have to deal with it for now.

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