TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One nearby home owner says he's lost two tires on these train tracks.
It's a headache driving down 10th Street in Terre Haute every day and carefully maneuvering your way through the mess of damaged wood and potholes.
"Usually the main thing is blown-out tires, bent rims, and suspension damage,” said mechanic, Ryan Plasse. "If your car has any age to it, ball joints, they can separate and your wheel will pretty much fall off your vehicle.
Plasse has been a mechanic for almost 10 years and he says these are issues he sees all the time.
It could be something as simple as a blown-out tire, but many times it can have long-term damage.
“Everyone that comes in here, it has shoved the tire up into the fender and caused body damage also, along with some wrecks," Plasse explained.
Tires can be anywhere from $80 to $500 apiece but suspension damage can cost thousands of dollars.
The best thing to do is avoid these tracks but if that is not possible you should cross them as slowly as possible.
News 10 spoke with CSX and they say they regularly send out inspectors to check on their tracks.
But, they welcome community members calling them to let them know if there is an issue with one of their railroad crossings.
You can call them at 877-TELLCSX or visit their website.
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