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Q: Can't turn wheel

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Someone hit my car and now I can't turn the wheel.

A: Hello, since your vehicle was involved in a...

Hello, since your vehicle was involved in a collision, it sounds like something got bent in the front suspension. If there is body damage that can affect the the free movement of the steering and suspension, then a body shop will be needed to make the repairs. If there is no body damage, the you can enlist the aid of a mechanic who can jack up the car and perform an inspection of the steering and suspension to provide a proper recommendation for repair.

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