Q: Hit the curb and front wheel (right side) completely misaligned 2006 BMW 325i

asked by on December 19, 2016

Hi, Today, when I went to fill gas I hit my car with the curb because of ice. The right front wheel was misaligned and I couldn't drive it anymore. I needed to tow it to back. I found there is a crack in that rim and control rod was bent like curve. When I took it to a auto repair shop, they said I need to change at least front two rims and following these: 1. R&R both lower control arms 2. Lower control arm rearward 3. Lower control arm forward 4. R&R RF inner Tie rod end 5. RF Outer Tie rod end 6. RF Inner Tie rod end 7. wheel Alignment etc

The quote is around $1600 with 4 rim and labor. My question is: 1. Do I really need to change both front rim because of a crack in one rim? 2. Do you think those parts are really relevant to change because of that hit?

Thanks! Kaiser

My car has 106400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - based on the description of your accident, yes, the repair list makes sense. As to replacing both front rims, there may additional damage to the 2nd rim - ask them to explain. Otherwise, the repair list makes sense, given your description.

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