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I hit a curb a few months back. I had the tire replaced but thought I would receive advise if any further repairs were needed by the tire company but didn't receive any so I thought all was well. For the past 2 months my steering wheel has been shaking and before I go in for the repair I would like to have an idea of what is wrong and what a reasonable fee is for this repair. I also need to do a 50k maintenance and would like to have an idea of an ideal cost for that maintenance. And lastly any recommendations for repair shops. Thanks

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Denise Koeth, Managing Editor at Tire Review Magazine From a tire side, striking that curb probably knocked your vehicle out of alignment or damaged the suspension system. Your repair service provider will have to examine the vehicle to make that determination and advise you of the cost.

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Mari If you had your tire simply repaired, and your alignment was not checked, this could be the root of your problem. You may have "knocked" your bug out of alignment if you smacked the curb hard enough, it my be worth yo have this checked to help narrow your problem.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube When you hit the curb you probably damaged the steering. Go to a shop that does aligning to have it checked. As for maintenance, check your owners manual and then et estimates.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Greetings, Its possible that the rim is bent,and/or one, both front, or all four wheels are out of balance. Diagnostics for tire/front end concerns will vary by shop and location. As far as maintenance, I would need to know the year, make, model, and engine size of the vehilce in quesiton.

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