Step One: Give Your Car a Once Over
Just like with any collision, the moments right after you hit a curb are crucial. Pay special attention to the tire wall which is much weaker material-wise than the tread. If there doesn’t appear to be any damage, you still need to keep an eye on the tire. A weakened tire wall doesn’t always collapse on site. Sometimes the caving occurs miles down the road when the curb is long forgotten.
Also, you should check for any damage to the body that a low-lying curb may have caused. As we explained in our article about the importance of small scratch and dent repair, even small scratches caused by minor instances, like hitting a curb, can be costly in the long run due to rust damage.
One thing you can try if you suspect damage but don’t see any: take your vehicle to an empty parking lot and see if you can drive it without the steering wheel pulling to the left or the right. If your vehicle no longer drives in a straight path, you may have caused an alignment issue.