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So today I was run off the road by an SUV which resulted my versa jumping the curb and making a not so happy sound. Last week some black ice sent my front end into a curb as well. Im a bit worried that the car may have been damaged. Are my worries justified or am I overreacting? Anything I should specifically check?
 

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I don't think so. I thought I heard a odd squeak going over a speed bump but didn hear anything after that. I doubt anything serious happened. Just worried maybe something cracked and latter down the road I get screwed over.
 

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Alignment is most likely shot. You are now probably chewing thru front tires.
 

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Did you do a perform a front end check ? check your control arms, steering knuckle , axle , strut assembly , rim . those are most likely the parts that would of took the impact of the curb.
 

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Did you do a perform a front end check ? check your control arms, steering knuckle , axle , strut assembly , rim . those are most likely the parts that would of took the impact of the curb.
I did not. Wouldn't of even known what to look for. I'll do a bit of research and look at those parts after work. Saw a rim was a little messed up but mainly cosmetic. Getting it looked at with the tires.

@mogh thank god I rotated my tires the day before
 

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Did you do a perform a front end check ? check your control arms, steering knuckle , axle , strut assembly , rim . those are most likely the parts that would of took the impact of the curb.
definitely check this stuff out...get under there and wiggle stuff around. also try driving down the street with your wheel straight to check your alignment.

i slid into a curb once in my ranger and totally bent my rim and messed up some suspension parts :(
 

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I know...I'm saying I didn't hit super hard but I still messed up some stuff pretty badly so it's possible you knocked stuff loose
 

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Yeah I would get your alignment checked. Even if it still drives straight. Alignments are cheap, can't hurt to get it looked at.
 

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Alignment check should tell you if anything else is messed up. Thise places are trained at spotting things in order to make more money off you. :D
 

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Alignment check should tell you if anything else is messed up. Thise places are trained at spotting things in order to make more money off you. :D
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I agree... some places are pretty good making sure everything is nice and tight. Long time ago I took my ex subaru legacy L to pepboys to get new tires and an alignment. after all set and done.
The next day I took it to Midas for an oil change, and they called my name. I was like oh oh that's not a good sign... Sir, you have a ball joint out, WHAT!!!
Midas manager called Pep boys and told them to learn to check their cars, i was like.... wow now what? he said, go back to pep boys, get your money back for the alignment and we will do your ball joint and the alignment 1/2 price. so I went to pepboys, told them about the ball joint and a mechanic took it for a test drive and he said it was normal to pull to the left when you give it gas because its allwheeldrive and told me there was nothing wrong with the ball joint. I was like but it is broken, I saw it. I even tried to moved the wheel to show them but they kept saying it was fine. finally the guy points the flashlight to the ball joint and asked the assistant to move the tire up and down, he said no movement, then he said, move the tire left and right, and I said THERE IT IS!!!!! its moving!! :thumb2: I was getting frustrated then the manager said, we'll give you the ball joint for free and just pay for labor and we'll do the alignment again at no charge....
I said, nah... just give me the money back for the alignment. the manager said that was hard to see, I said I know but I did notice the car was still pulling to the left. we're all human, and we all make mistakes so it is what it is
 
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