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    1. #1

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      My sister innlaw has hit a kerb or something ,so needed new tyres ; due to damage , but now she says the car feels like it's driving on ice , I don't know the full story of what or how , but any help or suggestions for a good gararge near lakeside Essex would be great , as soon as I find out more info I will post , thanks

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      Has it been tracked yet? Depending on how hard she's hit the tyre she could have bent/damaged any number of things in the suspension.

      I'd start by getting it tracked, and get a mechanic to get under there and have a good look for damaged bushes or bent suspension components. A friend of mine swerved to avoid a bus pulling out and bent a damper body, snapped a wishbone and put a fist-sized hole in his tyre!! Abeit in a peugeot 306, but irrespective, the suspension components just aren't designed to stand up to heavy impacts like that....


      EDIT: I'd also get the typre pressures checked.

      Also, is the replacement tyre a) the same brand as the one on the same axle? and b) a good quality brand. And also do all her other tyres have good tread left? If she has a spanking new tyre on one axle and old ones on the other, braking and acceleration will feel pretty odd I'm sure!

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      Thanks for the help. I will try and find out more info out as soon as I can . Don't think they have same set up as 225 Meg's ,ie drop links & stabilizer bar etc , I may be wrong! As I had new hubs & links on my meg.

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      Ive heard bubble and kick in basildon are pretty sound mate, if not I would higly reccomend mark fish's garage but thats in harlow... if you could make it to him he will sort you out no trouble.

      Hope this helps fella

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      Many thanks for the help,

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