Q: I was in an accident and my break line, and axles are messed up, I think they are bent, and my left rim is bent. How much would th

asked by on

I was in an accident. My break line and axles are broken, and my left rim is bent. I was not able to stop my car because my break line broke. Is the car worth fixing? The front bumper is completely off and the windshield fluid box is cracked. What would be the best advice to go about fixing the problem?

My car has 190987 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

Unfortunately, this task is better suited for an insurance claims adjuster or a professional mechanic who can complete a onsite inspection of the vehicle. If the brake line broke, it’s possible that severe damage has occurred to the braking system; including the electrical components that comprise the ABS system. Serious front end damage can also negatively impact the vehicle’s overall performance, damage motor mounts, cooling system and even transmission parts. The best advice I could suggest is to contact your insurance company and have the claims adjuster give you an estimate for repairs vs. the cost of coverage so you can make an informed decision.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I was in an accident and my break line, and axles are messed up, I think they are bent, and my left rim is bent. How much would th

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: Transmission works until engine warms up then the rpms jump and transmission won't change gears could it be the IAC? 03 cavalier

The idle air control valve will not affect transmission shift points. The throttle position sensor might though and there are other transmission controls, including electrically controlled solenoids in the transmission valve body, that might be at issue. It first has...

Q: I was driving down the road just fine all of a sudden my battery light came on for a second then all of my lights came on and then

Hello. Obviously, there's an electrical issue. To rule out the simple and obvious possibilities have the battery load tested at a major, reputable battery store (this is a common test; they have the tester) to be sure the battery doesn't...

Q: Seat heater not working.

Having an inoperative heated seat is not out of the ordinary. Most times the heater grid in the seat goes bad. Generally this happens over time just due to the fact that getting in and out of the seat flexes...

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...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...