Depending on how hard the stop in the ditch was you could have also bent the subframe. The first shop should have seen that. Also if the control arm was bent to the point of needing replacement I would bet that the strut was bent also.
Try to find a shop that specializes in allignments not just a tire shop. Let them give you and estimate and advice on wether the auto body shop did what they charged for.
The blue bar on the left of this page has a link to "Avoid auto repair rip off". Good advice.
Good luck and let us know. :)
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 AT 7:35 PM