Accidents happen — people misjudge their car’s turn radius while making a U-turn, roads can be slick and send you sliding, and sometimes you just plain didn’t see the curb. However you managed to bump (or smack) into a curb, it’s important to know what to do next. Hitting a curb can damage your vehicle’s rims and tires and, in some cases, can affect your steering, alignment, and more. In today’s blog here at 5280 Rim Go Round in Denver, we discuss a few things you should check for and do if you hit a curb!
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Check Your Wheels and Rims
We recommend that one of the first things you do after your car and the curb has been introduced to the curb is find a safe place to pull off the road where you can get out and check on your wheels. Once you are in an area where you can safely exit your vehicle and inspect your rims, check for any signs of curb rash, cracking, or warping in any way. While typically it’s okay to drive around with curb rash until you get it taken care of, if your wheels are cracked or bent, you should take your car in for rim repair right away. The wheels of your car are the only thing between the body of your car and the road, make sure you keep them in great condition!
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Check Your Tires
When you hit a curb, it’s important to make sure that you did not puncture or damage your tires. You don’t want to drive off on a flat tire and cause any further damage to your vehicle’s wheels. And you especially don’t want to be cruising down the freeway and have a weakened tire blow out. Carefully look all around the radius of your tire and check for any signs of damage so you and your family can stay safe.
Call a Tow Truck if Necessary
If you are worried that your car may be unsafe to drive, you should call a tow truck. Driving a vehicle with damaged wheels, bent axles, or punctured tires often causes more harm than good. We recommend not taking any chances and calling a tow truck if you suspect that your car isn’t safe to drive.
Check if Your Car is Out of Alignment
Even if your car is roadworthy, you may not be out of the woods yet. It’s always a good idea to check your alignment when getting back out on the road. If your steering wheel is completely straight but your car is veering to one side, hitting the curb could have knocked your car out of alignment.
Visit 5280 Rim Go Round in Denver
For all of your rim repair and wheel repair services, choose 5280 Rim Go Round in Denver! We are experts with years of experience who utilize the most cutting edge technology to return your wheels back to better-than-new condition! Reach out to us or stop by today.