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I messed up my car...help #66107 Dec 7, 3:46pm Dec 7, 3:46pm
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I messed up my car...help
Well it was snowing here in NY..and I skidded on the ice and I hit a curb pretty hard with my wheels, no body damage. Besided the fact that I messed up one of my rims, my steering is alittle off. Like when the wheels are straight, the steering wheel is alittle to the left. Also, my ride doesnt feel as smooth. But that might be because of the wet ground or something. Any ideas or similar situations??


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Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: celicatalbot] #66108 Dec 7, 3:54pm Dec 7, 3:54pm
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You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.


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Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: CID498] #66109 Dec 7, 3:55pm Dec 7, 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.

i agree

Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: celicatalbot] #66110 Dec 7, 3:56pm Dec 7, 3:56pm
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Could I just take it to Toyota...Maybe I just need an alighment


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Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: CID498] #66111 Dec 7, 4:46pm Dec 7, 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.


yup what he said


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Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: celicaTRDgts] #66112 Dec 7, 5:26pm Dec 7, 5:26pm
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What they all said too. An alignment might be all of your worries hope that's all and I hope your werent driving on some expensive wheels.

Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: hephaestus] #66113 Dec 7, 7:01pm Dec 7, 7:01pm
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Well I just took out for a long drive now and there doesnt seem to be any problems other than the steering wheel being off centered when the wheels are straight. The ride is smoother. I messed up one of my rims but not that bad. It just needs to be redipped. Anyway, when the steering is off, all that is usually needed is an alighnment, am I correct??


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Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: celicatalbot] #66114 Dec 7, 7:47pm Dec 7, 7:47pm
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
Well I just took out for a long drive now and there doesnt seem to be any problems other than the steering wheel being off centered when the wheels are straight. The ride is smoother. I messed up one of my rims but not that bad. It just needs to be redipped. Anyway, when the steering is off, all that is usually needed is an alighnment, am I correct??


After hitting a curb you very well could of bent your rim. It's impossible to tell without taking it in. It's possible that all you might need is an alignment but in all honesty I'd imagine your rim is bent. Could be even worse then that if you hit the curb hard enough. Take it in before you ruin it anymore and find out the real problem.

Re: I messed up my car...help [Re: CID498] #66115 Dec 7, 8:26pm Dec 7, 8:26pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
You bent something dude take it to an alignment shop and they'll tell you how bad it is.


ditto. alignments are usually not too expensive. obviously depending on the amount of damage

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