Involuntary off-roading -- now paranoid! - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Join Mustang Evolution Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
Registered Member
ElSaborAsiatico's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Region: New Mexico
Posts: 44
Involuntary off-roading -- now paranoid!

I had a pretty dumb thing happen to my car last night (or rather, I did something dumb to the car). Making a U-turn on a narrow road in a semi-rural area, I drove onto what in the darkness looked like just a dirt shoulder by the roadside. What I didn't see was that there was about a five-inch ledge from the pavement to the sandy ground underneath!

Long story short, I ended up with my car diagonally half on/half off the road, one rear tire stuck in the soft sand, the other on the pavement. In the process, I banged the undercarriage pretty hard on the ledge. I was unable to get any traction to the wheels, and all the usual tricks (rocking the car, etc.) did no good. I ended up having to call a tow truck.

I was afraid I'd bent/broken the axle or bent the wheel or something like that, but I lucked out, and the car drives fine. The tow truck driver and I checked underneath, and nothing looked damaged to either of us. There's no obvious indication of damage.

My question is, is there anything I need to be looking out for? Everything looks and feels OK, but I'm now paranoid about the condition of the car. If it's driving fine and there are no leaks or any wobbly wheels or anything at this point, am I probably in the clear? Or if not, what are the things that could go wrong?

ElSaborAsiatico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
Registered Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 6,655
Well it sounds like you lucked out. What you did was a relatively minor thing compared to if you had hit a ledge like that going at any kind of speed at all... that would do some damage!
For "peace of mind" you may want to take it somewhere inexpensive and put the car on a lift and have it inspected.
Other than some scrapes, it should be fine...
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

» Like Us On Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

12:25 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.