Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Driver's side front wheel damaged

asked by on

After running up on a curb, I damaged my car on the driver's side front wheel. I know the control arm is bent, and there are some problems with the strut.

A: Each part will need to be inspected thoroug...

Each part will need to be inspected thoroughly. After all the damaged parts are replaced, an alignment will need to be done to ensure the proper geometry, and to set the toe. YourMechanic can send a top-rated technician out to your Maxima’s location to perform the diagnostics, and necessary repairs, such as a control arm replacement, if necessary.

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: swinging steering wheel 65mph

Hello. It is possible that there is a problem with the wheel bearings, front ball joints, and rear ball joints, and control arms. These components have been known to cause the problem you are experiencing. If your car is still...

Q: Car starting, but then stalling

Hi. It sounds like you have a fuel delivery problem. The car will be able to supply enough fuel to get the engine to start, but once running, the system can't keep the flow high enough. There could be an...

Q: Control arm

Hello. It would not be a bad idea to change the camber kit and control arm at the same time, as these components usually wear together. A faulty camber arm can indeed cause accelerated wear on control arms and other...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...