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Wrecked tonight.. Not sure where else to post this?

Alright, I had my first (Minor) wreck tonight. Theres a bit of road that has a soft right turn followed by a hard left. It was raining and I was doing around 30. Car started sliding into the left hand turn. I steered away from the slide and hit the brakes... tires locked up and I wound up slamming into the curb at 30ish on my rear left tire. .. Changed the tire out to the spare and drove it home.. The Steering wheel wobbles back and forth a decent bit going straight now.. What are the worst things I could've done to it? (I hit no one. The cars behind me payed attention and acted correctly.) I know I'll need a new tire and wheel at the least. The car is driveable and I didn't notice any damage besides the wheel and wheel cover.

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Perfect place to post this. I'm sorry for your (minor) incident. I'd have the car inspected just to be sure no other damage was done to the suspension or the other wheels/tires. The wobbling could be as little as an unbalanced tire, or as much as some suspension damage.


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yea. you might have bent a suspension component causing the wobble. def bring it to a shop, and have it checked out.


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Thanks for the input! I took it to a shop and they said they'd check it out. They did already look at the rear and the back wheel is screwed (Knew this already) but they said amazingly nothing else was damaged. I asked them to look over the front. They said they would and get back to me monday when the replacement wheels will be there.

On an unrelated note, What would be a decent replacement antenna for the 2004 Mazda6? Mine is getting kind of poor reception and is showing wear and tear. I've looked around and didn't see a whole lot.

Thank you for any input. I really do appreciate the responses. I never knew there was a site like this until last night. Hopefully I can learn a few things here!
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