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Curb Strikes - Are They Really That Bad?

Curb Strikes - Are They Really That Bad?

That heart-wrenching scraping sound, your wheels hitting the curb, is enough to make any car enthusiast uncomfortable. But what's the big deal, you might wonder? Is it the same as a scratch on your paint? Well, not exactly; while it can damage the rims, it also affects the structure of the wheel itself. Think of curbs as potholes' sneaky cousins. While potholes are the obvious villains on the road, curbs often lurk in plain sight, waiting to take a toll on your wheels and rims. Even at low speeds, hitting a curb can transmit a shockwave through your vehicle's suspension and potentially damage your wheels and tires. Does It Affect Wheel Alignment and Tires? One of the most immediate consequences of a curb strike is misaligned wheels. Even a slight impact can throw your wheels out of alignment, leading to uneven tire wear and compromising your vehicle's handling. Your ... read more

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