I RECENTLY HIT MY BACK LEFT TIRE AND ALLOY RIM ...

  • Tiny
  • italark
  • 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 57,000 miles

I recently hit my back left tire and alloy rim off a curb in a perpendicular position at about 10 mph. The impact has caused the car to have a "fishtail" issue that seems very unsafe, however only happens when theres any rain, snow, wet roads. The tires are great, but the alignment seems to be pretty off. My only thoughts are the alignment, a bent frame, or an axell?

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 4:09 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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If something is bent causing the wheel to turn left or right a little, the steering wheel will be off-center. If the wheel is tipped in or out on top you may not feel that but it will show up as accelerated tire wear on one edge of the tread. An inspection at a tire and alignment shop will show if a part is bent or if an alignment adjustment just slipped.

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 4:20 PM
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Thank you, Ill look into that, also checking to see if the frame for some reason may be bent. Hopefully this is fixable.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 7:04 AM

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