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#1 Daniel Peters

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Hi I was driving down a dual carriage way and i misjudged the kerb which was part of the parking section and went straight up it after that my stepmum who is sitting with me as a learner said my front drivers side tyre has gone and she could hear a slight banging sound also the var was leaninbg slightly my god parent is going with me to change the tyre will I have done anymore damage

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Hi, get the tracking and camber, track rods, steering rack,front wishbone, hub and suspension checked too.
The rim probably took a good hit too so I'd also get that checked for buckling and cracks.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

is it driveable back to mine from my stepmums brother in laws house where I got the car too

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

If you hit the kerb enough to blow the tyre I'd say no TBH.
I had similar damage caused to my car by being hit by a motorbike while parked and it cost £1500 to sort out.
Not saying that you'll need to pay out anywhere near that but be prepared for unseen damage to the wheel and the geometry on that corner.
I would strongly recommend the car is looked at by at least a recovery company before moving it more than a short distance and certainly not drive it at anything more than 30mph, If there is a geometry problem then any faster than that can easily cause the car to veer off the road.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

What speed were you doing when you hit the kerb? Like Stoney said, could be nothing major, but then again could be quite a bit. Call the RAC out or something, chances are you've knackered the wheel anyway so not safe to drive.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

i did not blow the tyre i just punctured it and I wasnt going fast

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

could someone tell me all i did was puncture my tyre and i wasn't going fast can I get it back to mine my goid parent who is going with me to change the tyre and sit in with me is really good with fords

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

When you get the tyre fixed get the guy to have a quick look underneath to see if there was any damage or anything bent.

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