Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I think I ran over a raccoon, what should I do?

asked by on

It was dark out, and I think I might of ran over an albino raccoon. There was sort of a bump, do you think my car is damaged from it?

A: If you feel there is any significant change...

If you feel there is any significant changes in the way vehicle handles, then there could be some damage. The only thing to recommend is to have the vehicle looked at just in case the raccoon hit the a/c condenser and damaged it. I have seen and have had quite a few hits with these animals and damage is a very low occurrence. The best thing to do is to have your vehicle checked to see if there is any damage underneath the car or to a tire.

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

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...
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 Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.