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So, my daughter clipped the curb
It happens. You get the phone call from your daughter crying that she wrecked her car. Luckily she is OK, but she has a flat tire and needs your help. Some of us know exactly what that feels like. We have kids too. Now what?
At Christian’s Automotive, we want to ensure that your vehicle is running in top condition. One common issue many drivers face, especially in icy or rainy conditions, is accidentally hitting a curb. This simple mistake can cause significant damage to your vehicle, particularly to the tires and suspension.
Tire damage from hitting a curb can vary from minor scuffs to major structural damage that can lead to tire failure. It’s always important to have your tires inspected after a collision with a curb to ensure there’s no hidden damage that could lead to more serious issues down the road.
In addition, a curb impact can knock your vehicle out of alignment. Our state-of-the-art computerized wheel alignment service will ensure your vehicle’s wheels are perfectly aligned, improving handling, increasing fuel efficiency, and prolonging the life of your tires.
Shocks and Struts
The shocks and struts of your vehicle are essential components of the suspension system and can become bent or damaged from a collision. Damaged shocks and struts can lead to a rough ride and increased wear on other suspension components.
Finally, let’s talk about tire balance. Balancing your tires ensures that the weight of the tire is evenly distributed around the axle. An unbalanced tire can lead to uneven tire wear, vibration, and potentially unsafe driving conditions. Regular tire rotation and balancing can extend the life of your tires and improve overall performance.
Remember, regular maintenance and inspections are the keys to preventing minor issues from becoming major problems. Trust us at Christian’s Automotive to keep your vehicle running smoothly this winter season.