Hi all, 26 male here. I've got a weird story. I have a 99 Buick Regal with all the bells and whistles. She's got traction control but every time I go on a little bit of ice, she slides like the devil!
I'm thinking maybe it's the tyres. They are "Touring" tyres by BF Goodrich. Anyone know about the quality of them?
Anyway, I was going about 25 mph on a straight road and was coming to a left turn. I braked but they locked up and I had no traction. So I could have gone straight into someone's driveway, which was on an incline, and hoped the momentum would dissipate by then. If it didn't, then I'd slam into his house. I decided to turn to the left and go into the curb instead. I tried braking hard but still had no traction, and at about 15 mph, my right front tyre slammed into the curb
My car didn't go over the curb, only the right front tyre. I heard a loud "shrankkk!" noise as it hit the curb. I reversed and got straightened out, then tried to drive it. The car's steering was totally out of whack and she was pulling way to the left. I got out to inspect the damage and saw that the aluminum wheel had been cracked. The "shrankkk" noise I'd heard was the wheel hitting the curb and it looks like it had absorbed the brunt of the impact. So I got a used rim today which cost 100 bucks and I'll get the same tyre put on it tomorrow at wal mart.
A) Can I drive the car to wal mart with the damaged wheel on, or should I put the spare on? The tyre appears to be deformed due to the warping in the wheel. It's about 10 minutes drive but I can only drive at about 15 mph max. so it'll take about 35 minutes to get there. The right tyre makes a strange noise when I turn it either left or right, even at almost no speed. Hence is it wise to drive it 3 miles or so?
B) Am I looking at any major internal damage, especially to the tie rod ends or the axle??
Please give me advise! Thank you.