I’m afraid I couldn’t get a picture, but ****ing hell!
I lad drove to work today in his 2009 Astra VRXy looking diesel and as he stopped his front wheel folded up under the NS wing.
So he asked me to have a look to see what was wrong.
It turns out his wife had used the car at the weekend and had ‘tapped’ the curb at ‘5mph’, she drove to her friends with the wheel a bit wobbly. Friends hubby takes a look and 1/2 hour later says he’s fixed it.
She drives home along the bypass at ‘not above 70mph, honestly’
Lad drives to work down country roads and dual carriageway ‘way over the speed limit’ and then stops at work, enter me.
She had managed to an snap the lower control arm clean in two, at the ball joint, I’m guessing it actually snapped as she bumped up the curb at her mates house. Anyway the friend’s hubby ‘fixed it’ by wrapping about 30 cable ties all over it to hold it in place! She did say later that he said something about take it steady and go straight home, but…
Honestly people scare me.