Hello Mustang Fans, 2013 Mustang
GT/Premium MT - 5weeks old. I recently ran over a partial truck tire on the highway and when I got home found out that I just didn't run over the tire, but it smashed my front bumper, knocked out the bottom lower grill insert and the drivers side marker light does not work anymore (I pray it's just a bulb). I am bringing it in on Monday July 16 for repair and paint etc. ($763) and that is without the bottom front splitter that got slightly marred which you can't see that well unless you bent down and scrutinized the front of the car. That would cost another $110.
Anyway, I just looked at the underbody of the car today and my drivers side exhaust pipe (underneath the car and in the middle of the car where the pipes split apart and widen towards the rear exit exhaust pipes). It has a nice size flat spot (dent) and the identical mirror image passenger pipe is perfectly rounded.
Is this designed this way or maybe that truck tire smashed my exhaust too. I want to head to a dealer and look underneath a car on the lot, but have not had the chance yet. If it is damaged, should I have it fixed or just live with it. It looks perfectly sound except for that nice size dent. Will this dent have any effect on the operation of the car and the exhaust gases etc.
Thank you for any responses and opinions!!