Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Possible effects of a crash from the rear bumper

asked by on

I got in an accident today , the person hit my car from the rear corner bumper , and while i was driving it felt like its glitching as in cutting while driving , i was wondering if that damage could effect anything inn the car? the damage was on the left side so far from the exhaust , underneath the tail light

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Wrecks are always unfortunate. Your ...

Hello. Wrecks are always unfortunate. Your fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, and part of that system may have been damaged. There are wires, fuel lines, and the tank itself that could be damaged. The best way to tell is by starting with a visual inspection. You will want to trace the fuel lines and see if they have any cracks or dents.

Both would cause a lack of fuel and driving issues. You will also want to trace the wires from the fuel module, as a short or physical damage can cause extra resistance and cause the pump to malfunction. Other than that, there are not many other components in that area that can be effected. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to perform a 75-point safety inspection.

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

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: When would one expect to need to replace a drive belt and tensioner?

Hi, thanks for writing in. Around the three year 60,000 mile mark is where I would think the belt would need to be replaced. You are on for the years but well over the miles. If you would like help...

Q: How do I fix my hydro-locked car?

An engine is a large air pump. It is best to remove the spark plugs and crank the engine over with the ignition and fuel system disabled. This will blow out all of the water from the engine. This will...

Q: the dealer just resurfaced my routers and it's only 6 months old and 3,000 miles. Does this seem right?

This is absolutely not normal and is cause for concern. Your brakes under normal circumstances should have lasted you at least 40,000 miles. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to perform a brake inspection....

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.