Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hit a curb and coilover is rubbing tire.

asked by on

I hit a curb at about 30, and after that the coilover is digging into the tire. Slashed 2 tires in 100 feet. Any suggestions?

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

You most likely bent the wheel spindle or strut [https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/strut-assembly-replacement] causing the top of the wheel to bend in toward the strut spring. You should have the wheel, strut, lower control arm and spindle to identify what component get damaged. The force of hitting the curb can damage more than one of these components and a visual inspection should be done first to replace the damaged components you can see then perform an alignment to make sure the alignment is within specifications or there is more bent components that will need to be replaced and should be identified in the alignment.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hit a curb and coilover is rubbing tire.

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: Does this vehicle have a steering wheel lock

Yes, you are recalling correctly. I have never worked on a car, at least a modern car that did not have a steering wheel lock. I would have your car repaired by a shop or a local YourMechanic technician and...

Q: Putting aftermarket radio in

Hi there. Unfortunately, this is not a service that our mobile mechanics offer. I would recommend taking your car to an audio installation store, as installing aftermarket component installation is their specialty.

Q: What is the Security indicator light on the dash?

Your Altima comes from the automaker with a security system built into it. You’ll notice that the Security indicator light blinks in the dash – it should do this when the key is off (or not inserted), when you turn...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...