AMBIVALENCE Posted December 5, 2006 Share Posted December 5, 2006 Hmm. so toronto had her first snow tonight. Black ice everywhere. I was unaware of it until i take my car out of the underground parking lot. First turn was alright. So i thought i could give a bit more gut on the 2nd left turn. I was wrong. The car was fish-tailing and the Right-Rear wheel hit the curb @ 10mph, almost at a 10 degree angle \|, the rear wheel did not go up the curb, after the shock, and my car immediately gain back the grip after the "bounce". and after a driving a block or so, I went to check the damage, no body damage, but, ahem... the steel rim was dented. Driving with that rim does not seem to have any problem, no clucking sound, although ABS kicked in 10 times or so, could it be related? Although it doenst seem to be a big problem, but the last Accord i totalled, the wheel flied out... I felt extremely uncomfortable due to my careless driving... I only have 2 pics, hopefully you guys can do a better judgement for me on the following inquiry: 1. Do I need an alignment? 2. Possible Lower arm damage? 3. Rim repairable? Usually how much? 4. Could the tire be damaged? (i'll check tmr once i let the car sit a bit) Please help me, i feel very unlucky it happened. Especially when i have 5 more exams comming... --- UPDATE: I went to the tire shop today, he said the tire is alright, but refuse to fix the rim. They charged me 80 dollar for a new steel rim, and the car is good to go. But i doubt the alignment is. Can i hold on for another 2 weeks until i finish my exam, and then go check up the alignment? Also, if my alignment is alright, and they dont do it, do I just have to pay for the inspection fee? --- UPDATE: More photo... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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