Hitting a curb may seem like a simple and small mistake, but it can wreak havoc on your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you hit the curb or another stationary object at 5mph or 20mph. When you hit the curb, you jar the connection between your steering system and wheels. Your ability to steer safely and securely is immediately at risk. If you continue to drive your vehicle without performing the necessary repairs, the effects will become more severe.
Tire and wheel damage are common causes of hitting a curb. Your vehicle’s control arms and tire rods will be more damaged by the impact. Your tire rods are what connect your wheels to your steering system. If your tire rods are damaged, your steering will most likely be affected, and you might find yourself in an unsafe situation.
Any damage to your control arms and steering knuckles will also result in driveability and safety issues. Your vehicle’s control arms allow for up and down movement in your suspension system while maintaining a firm hold on the knuckles, spindles, and axles. The jar from hitting a curb can severely damage your control arms and suspension system. Your steering knuckle consists of the wheel hub or spindle. It is attached directly to your vehicle’s suspension system. Any damage to your steering knuckle can lead to unsafe steering.
Hitting a curb may seem like a minor problem, but unfortunately, this small action can have significant consequences. However, this issue can easily be remedied by a visit to the technicians at Dubwerx. We can quickly and accurately inspect your vehicle for any signs of disarray. You will be back on the roads in no time, without having to worry about the safety, driveability, and longevity of your vehicle.
If you hit a curb, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our technicians right away. This way, our technicians can carefully examine your vehicle, so you can avoid risking potentially expensive and dangerous repairs. Contact Dubwerx today for an appointment with our specialty technicians. We look forward to meeting you and your Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche. We are located at 6323 Madison Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45227, and our hours are Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM.