Q: Damaged suspension hitting curb

asked by on January 25, 2016

I ran into a curb on the driver's side, cracking my front rim and buckling the wheel inward. The front suspension on the driver's side has something bent back and inward, but I am not sure what needs to be fixed to drive my vehicle safely.

Generally, such collision repairs are performed by body shops but any certified mechanic will be able to inspect the front suspension to find anything that has shifted with the accident. Any of the suspension components could be bent or damaged and it is advised to not drive the vehicle until the repairs are completed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

My exhaust sounds like its under water.

If your vehicle does not have a check engine light this may not be a problem. It is possible that this is just the sound that the vehicle makes normally. If you've owns the vehicle for quite some time and...

how do you know if you need a whole throttle body compared to just cleaning it or replacing sensors

I would recommend cleaning and replacing the sensors first. Generally, throttle bodies do not need to be replaced completely, but rather just need specific parts related to them replaced. I would also recommend checking the mass air flow sensor to...

Steering wheel stuck

Hi there. If the steering wheel is stuck and if the vehicle will not start then these problems may be related to one another. If the steering wheel is locked in one direction then that can cause the ignition to...

Related articles

Top 10 Tire Safety Issues Every Car Owner Needs to Know
Car tires are vulnerable to punctures, flats, and other failures. If you see underinflation, overinflation, or uneven tire wear, get it it inspected.
Why Do Tires Wear Unevenly?
Finding Finding out you need new tires often comes as a surprise and you may wonder how it’s possible that you need them already. You don’t speed. You don’t drive like a crazy person. You don’t mash the accelerator from...
All About All-Season Tires
Depending Depending on the climate you live in, season changes can be slight or they can be extreme. Some areas of the United States have very temperate climates with a rainy season and a hot season. Others have a short,...