Most of us have done it at some point whilst driving. Whether you are forced to by obstructions, or it happens by accident from a lapse of attention, mounting the curb can cause your car some major problems. Here’s six reasons why
Never ignore the fact that you just hit a curb.
- Hitting a curb even going as slow as 5-10 mph can have a major impact on the performance of your tyres. Tyre wear damage is possible in as little as 200 miles after a curb impact.
- Tie Rods/Track Rod Ends are the connection between your steering system and the wheels. Any damage to the tie rods can severely restrict your ability to steer, especially important when roads are slippy.
- The control arms allow up and down movement of the suspension while holding the knuckles, spindles, and axles firmly onto the car. Jarring from hitting a curb can cause extreme damage to the control arms and suspension of your vehicle.
- A steering knuckle contains the wheel hub or spindle and attaches to the suspension components. It is variously called a steering knuckle, spindle, upright or hub. Damage to steering knuckles also impacts suspension and steering your vehicle.
- You can damage your tyres and wheels. If you suspect tyre damage, have it inspected immediately to avoid costly problems.
- If you hit a curb,book an inspection as soon as possible,the garage will make sure your vehicle can keep you safely on the road, without risking extensive damage and costly future repairs.