Q: i hit a curb and bent both front rims. it drove right after and iv'e replaced tthe rims and tires but now its not driving

asked by on

IT drove right after the accident because i had to drive it for the tower to get it on the druck but now that ive replaced the tires its not driving in drive but a little and in reverse a little. I don;t know what to think or where to start. My sister mentioned maybe its the Control Arms. What is that and is she correct

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you hit the curb hard enough to bend rims and blow out tires, then you most likely bent the control arms and spindles. This may be causing the axles to bind in the spindles. Have the complete front end inspected and damaged parts replaced.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. i hit a curb and bent both front rims. it drove right after and iv'e replaced tthe rims and tires but now its not driving

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: Very low idling during cold start, stalling engine, 2007 Toyota Corolla

The first thing you should do is scan the engine and repair any codes. Have the fuel vapor system checked to make sure you do not have any problems with a leaking purge valve leaking vapor into the intake when...

Q: I need an stimate or a posible solution for a problem with a Nissan Sentra 2007 with the codes P1610 and P1614

Both of these codes P1610 and P1614 codes are a problem within the theft system and shows lock and key match improper. This can be if the wrong or not programmed key was used. If you are having a problem...

Q: Lower control arm assembly comes with ball joint for a lexus nx2oot

The OEM (dealer) parts are sold separately, that is you have to buy the ball joint and the control arm individually, if you desire both parts. In the aftermarket, you can buy a complete assembly, that is a control arm...

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 Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...