I bought a new car recently (not *new* new, but new to me), and since it's a nice car (2012 Mazda3 hatch) I've been trying to baby it and drive a lot more carefully. So of course I hit a speed bump way too fucking fast yesterday because it was poorly marked and I didn't see it in time.
What kind of damage can you do to your car from going over a speed bump too fast? Is there anything I should check for? I have bad anxiety now because I just got this car and I'm worried I broke something. I went over the bump at maybe 20-25mph? It wasn't a huge bump, but maybe about the size of pic related. It didn't really sound like I scraped anything, but there was definitely a loud "KA-THUNK"
I haven't noticed any leaks, and the steering still seems okay. Still freaking out though. I'm not really a gearhead, should I take it to a mechanic just to make sure? ;_;
What this dude said.
There's an unmarked speed bunp that is actually covered in asphalt, ran over it with my C63 AMG, and luckily I stopped because I noticed warning lights going off everywhere.
Luckily it was within warranty, and I didn't have to pay a cent.
I can take bumps at full speed because muh offroad.
Thanks. I checked my oil level and it looks good. So I'm guessing no loss of any drain bolts, correct?
I would get under my car and take a look, but I can't really fit under there without a way of lifting the car.
if you heard scrapping it would be best to look under your car
if not your probably fine pay attention to your suspension, see if your car is noticeably lower on one side or wheel
Go down to home depot, buy a few 2x6s, and stack them on one another and screw them together. voila! you got a motherfucking ramp. I used ramps like this to clean and wax the bottom of my parents boat.
You realize warranties cover mechanical failures due to an problem from the factory right, not because you hit a bump to fast. Hitting bumps to fast and causing damage might as well be you took a corner to fast and ended up in the Ditch to a car company. Totally 100% and insurance issue. No company would replace your parts unless you lied to them and they were dumb enough to believe you.
only because you got trips.
I'm old enough to have fucked your mom in high school. Oddly enough you are correct though, my license is suspended.
>Ask her about your real father.