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Old 02-11-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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had my first wreck about two hours ago.......... sharp banked turns was going about 40mph and there is gravel on the out side of the road....... tire hit the gravel and spun out........ dont remeber much just doing 3/4 a dougnut and slidding sideways into a mail box and down into a ditch........ mailbox dented side of the car took out side view mirror and it swung up and took a chuck out of my windshield.... windshield also cracked about middle....... tire came off the rim.......... put on spare and took it to wally world to have them put the tire back together and back on.......... needing a new car, should i still replace the windshield or just put the money towards a new car?
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i take it you don't have full coverage...my insurance will replace a windshield with a small dedutcible
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oh some ideas on what i should check for damage would be nice
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if its only a mirror, windshield, and a dent (is the dent on the door or front fender, or is it on the quarter panal), i would just fix the broken/dented parts, ...hows the underside look...and whats the condition of the rest of the car
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well to be honest if i looked at the underside i wouldnt know what i was looking at............the dent is on the door....... little past the middle toward the rear view mirror...... if that makes since,
how much would it cost to get dent fixed and mirror? should i dare ask about a new windshield?..........................
edit: as far as i know all the damage was on driver side door........ im really suprised rim wasnt bent cause it dug about a 5 in deep maybe 6 ft long hole in the ground (tire was off the rim so rim was just dragging on the ground)
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What color?

What are you looking to fix BTW..I'm not sure how to help you in the mechanical section.
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the car is black............... just wanting to know what i should look for/ have someone look for to see if it broken......... ideas on what would typically break on occasion like this.......i know you dont have pics or knox exactly how bad it was but just some ideas to check, before problems get worse
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As Bill metioned this has nothing mechanical to do with your car, thuse General chat is a better place for it.
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well to be honest if i looked at the underside i wouldnt know what i was looking at............the dent is on the door....... little past the middle toward the rear view mirror...... if that makes since,
how much would it cost to get dent fixed and mirror? should i dare ask about a new windshield?..........................
edit: as far as i know all the damage was on driver side door........ im really suprised rim wasnt bent cause it dug about a 5 in deep maybe 6 ft long hole in the ground (tire was off the rim so rim was just dragging on the ground)
Not sure about the dent and mirror but windshields typically run ~$200 with installation. See first if your insurance will cover it.
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