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What Damage Could Result from Riding Up on Large Rock?

I was turning into a lane in a parking lot and did not see median. Drove car over curb and then the right front tire drove up a large rock and stuck there. The other front tire was resting on curb and right rear tire was off the ground. Left Rear tire remained on the ground. Tjis all happened in a **** second, I was only going 5-10 MPH.


Anyway, tow driver was able to lift the car off the rock and move it back off of the rock with the bed of the truck. There was no visible damage, ie leaking oil pan. Rims ok. The only problem is steering wheel is now off center. I suspect alignment is off, but would also like to know what other things could possibly be broken. Should I take to dealer for alignment/repair? Car is brand new, 1500 miles.

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There is some think bent on your front end it will be a tie rod end or drag link get under car and compare one side of suspension to the other look for somethink bent or shape differentlythere should be scrap marks on the suspension where the rock scrappeduse a torch to see better u may be able to pull the part of a repair it

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