I brought my Tacoma into the dealer today to have the oil changed since this is my last free one. I am walking around the lot looking at new trucks and all of a sudden I see my Tacoma flying around the parking lot and whipping around to the side of the service center where it comes to a very abrupt violent stop.
I walk around to the back where the service center is and see my truck parked with its front tire smashed into the curb. The tire is compressed to where the rim is almost touching the lip of the curb. I have never seen these tires (275 E load range BFG ATs) flexed that much when aired down for wheeling much less at full pressure.The suspension is pushed back to where the front tire is almost rubbing the inner fender and the wheel also has a weird angle from top to bottom (this doesn't really show up in the pictures very well).
Since it was left parked like that I figured the service adviser was going to find me and tell me this happened. Why else would anyone leave the truck parked like this? I snap some pictures and waited. I see them pull the truck into the service department and finally back around to the service lanes. The service adviser comes and gets me. No mention is made about hitting the curb. So I pay without saying anything (no need to be a complete jerk if nothing is messed up) and take it for a quick drive and the truck is pulling hard and the wheel is crooked. I'm having to keep the steering wheel cut to 10 o'clock to keep the truck straight.
I bring the truck back and tell the service adviser the alignment is off and that the person pulling it around back knocked the hell out of the curb. I showed him the pictures and he offers a free alignment. I take them up on the offer and they fix the alignment which was way off on the side that hit the curb. Unfortunately the sidewall on my tire is still completely scuffed up and now that side has a slight vibe on the interstate (hopefully needs to only be balanced). I'm kind of worried about any other damage since it hit the curb with the wheel cut going pretty fast. I plan to go back Monday and see if they will pay to have the tires road force balanced or balance them for free. I also plan to make them inspect the front end on that side for any suspension damage. Anything I should be worried about?