About two weeks ago I was driving home from the store when I came around a bend and in the middle of the road is a baseball sized rock. I try to steer and go around it but the inside of my front drivers side wheel hits it. It didn't really throw the car but it made a decent thump. I was probably going around 30-35 mph. I came to a stop sign and continued to drive and i noticed my tire was going flat. The inside sidewall was torn and punctured from the rock. I put the spare on and drove home, which was about a mile away. I decided i was going to just get 4 good tires, so i waited until today due to low funds to get them. When I was driving home on the new tires i noticed when I got on the gas a bit it was pulling the car to the right. But when I was not giving it much gas it would be fine. I took it back to where I got the tires and they are saying that it sounds like its a CV joint problem or engine mount problem. Has anyone had this happen? Do you think its a result of the rock damaging the suspension from the force of the bump? Tires?
I didn't notice it before I got the tires but I did not get on the gas very much while driving on the spare. Didn't think it seemed like an alignment problem due to it only happening when i'm on the gas.
Sorry for the long details but I figured I would try to cover any possibilities for the problem.
I would appreciate any suggestions! Thanks.