Hit a curb with your car — what to check and how much will it cost?
Hitting a curb can cause a lot of damage
If your car slid into a curb, chances are you’ve caused quite a bit of damage to the steering and suspension. It doesn’t take much of a “curb kiss” bend the wheel (rim), control arm, tie rod, strut, or even the steering knuckle. A typical curb impact repair job can easily run between $700 and $2,000 dollars. That means it might pay to file a claim with your insurance company.
Curb impact almost always bends the control arm
Let’s take a look at price for a few different vehicles with a bent control arm.
Control arm replacement cost on a 2018 Honda Civic sedan
A genuine Honda control arm costs around $225
The labor to install it is about 1-hour plus 1- hour for an alignment: At a shop rate of $130/hr the total is around : $485
• If the tie rod is also bent you’ll have to replace the entire rack for around $3,187
• If the strut is also bent add another $414.00
Control arm replacement cost on a 2018 Toyota Highlander
A genuine Toyota control arm costs around $225
The labor to install it is 8.6 hours plus 1- hour for an alignment. At a shop rate of $130/hr this repair will cost around $1,473
• If the tie rod is also bent you’ll have to replace the entire rack for around $2,300
• If the strut is also bent, add another $469
©, 2015 Rick Muscoplat