Curb Check-4 Reasons To Never Ignore It!
- Tire and wheel damage
- Control arms and tire rods damage
- Steering knuckle damage
- Body damage
Tire and wheel damage are the most common effects of hitting a curb but the control arms and tire rods can also be damaged by the impact. Tire rods connect your wheels to the steering system, so damage to the can cause your steering to be affected and cause a crash. Damage to the control arms and steering knuckles can also cause drivability issues. Body issues are less common but can occur when hitting a curb. All of these possible effects will not only effect your cars drivability but also its resale value later on.
Steps to Take Afterwards
Step Two: Schedule an Inspection
The price of scheduling an overall inspection including an alignment check is a small investment to make when you think long-term. This is especially true since fixing small problems before they lead to more extensive damage lessens the likelihood of costly repairs. Even if no damage is found, you will have peace of mind knowing that your tire rods are in place, your car is aligned, and your wheels are ready to roll.
If you hit a curb or are concerned that a past curb check might have caused damage to your vehicle, call us at 480-351-2369 to schedule an inspection with one of our Orlando Auto Body certified technicians. We’ll restore your car to it’s pre-accident condition.