Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car wobbles

asked by on

I hit the front right of my car, but nothing is visibly wrong. My front right tire seems to be affected, and my car is undrivable. I'm not sure if it's the alignment or something else. I heard a loud pop when it occurred and kept driving. I could barely manage to pull it into my parking space because it shimmied and wobbled so much.

A: Hi, check the rim and see if it is damaged ...

Hi, check the rim and see if it is damaged at all. You may have hit the rim and the body of the car will be fine. The wheel however is misaligned, especially if the steering wheel is wobbling a lot. You should have the suspension components inspected for damage, hopefully you will be okay with just a realignment. One of our certified technicians here at YourMechanic would be able to assist you in determining if anything is damaged.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Issues when accelerating from a stop

This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...

Q: Will not start most of the time

Hi there. Isolating the intermittent no start, to having no spark at the time of failure would lead me to believe it may have a faulty ignition relay or a faulty CKP (crankshaft position) sensor. Assuming, the check engine light...

Q: Starter makes a 'clunk' noise

Hi there! It's likely that there is a ground connection compromised, loose, corroded, or power shortage. If the starter, battery, and the alternator are testing out to be fine then I suggest looking towards the connections and wiring. Start with...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...