So, its a normal day and all is going well. Heading on my way to class about 25 min away, taking the usual windy main road I take daily, and whattya know, one of the sharp turns im pullin along doing the speed limit and some ****head in a camaro comes zipping around half way in my lane! I panic braked, swirved, ended up bouncing my passenger side front end/tire off a dirt/mud (It was drizzling, roads were slippery) embankment about the height of my fog lamps...
after ending in the middle of the road, the camaro continues on his quest to kill people.
After a quick look, all i see is. dirt all over the front bumber and caked in the gap with the fog lamp (passenger side) and the only REAL damage is theres about a 6" crack below the fog light in the lower part of the front bumper. My tire on that side had already been repaired once, had gravel?mud shoved between tire and rim, eventually went flat after class and had to put the spare on and drive her straight home.
Now, for the bumper damage (small crack, some scuffing, little paint chip) i have a buddy who does body work who said he could do it for 150$ compared to a bodyshop estimate of 350+. thats a plus.
My car was due for new tires, I planned on getting them next week, go figure
As for tires, I can get a deal from a local place on 4 Sumitoma HTR A/S. Are these a good tire for A/S? Anyone have any experience with them?
As for driving the car, Its drivable. Nothing SO serious that you cant drive the thing, underneathe the car and under the hood looks alright. Only issue is (It needed a slight alignment as it was, veered to the right a little if youd let go of the wheel) is that now that veer is much more noticable, and you have to have the wheel turned a tiny bit to the left to have it going straight...Now, is this only an alignment issue? if so thats great, easily fixed.
But, a friend of mine said it could be a broken/bent tie rod. Can anyone offer me some help? And what you think a total cost to make it good again will be?
It just sucks, had the car 1 1/2 months, and now this. %$$@&^#$!$@#!#^#!: