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Common Hidden Problems When Your Car Hits a Curb

Here’s some pertinent info for car owners this winter who might find themselves wondering if sliding on ice and hitting a curb is something to worry about or not when their car looks fine.


Common Winter Accidents
One of the most common accidents during the winter months is a slow-motion slip and slide as your vehicle is brought to an abrupt halt by running against a curb. While a quick visual examination may show no immediate or obvious damage, the reality of the situation is that a considerable amount of force occurs in this type of accident and your car may have serious damage that could lead to an even worse accident should you decide to drive on.

That’s the message in a recent Car Care Nut YouTube channel episode as the host demonstrates what happened to a 2017 Toyota Camry following impact with a curb caused by slipping on an icy road.

In the video you will find out:

• What kind of mechanical damage can happen from this type of accident.

• The inspection process to determine whether damage was done; and if so, how bad it is.

• How things are done with insurance companies with this type of accident claim.

• Why you should check with your insurer regarding OEM parts for repairs before agreeing to sign on.

That said, here is the video posted below that not only proves useful on what to do if your car hits a curb, but also how to inspect a used car for signs of damage that the car may have been in this type of accident.

What to Do When Your Car Gets Accident Damage? Things You SHOULD Know!

And finally…

For additional related articles about inspecting a vehicle for damage, here are a few for your consideration:

An Important Used Car Hidden Damage Warning for Used Car Shoppers

Consumer Reports on How to Buy a Used Car Includes these Recommended Models

If Your Car Is Damaged in a Storm, Do This Not That When It Comes to Floods

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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