I just crashed my car....

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    into a freaking fire hydrant. It was really the stupidest thing I ever saw in my life. Now my fender is ripped in half. I can probably replace the fender by bringing it to a shop but I don't want to leave my car anywhere. So are fenders easy replace-able? I can put a Gundam together! So is it like insert part A into part B like so... *hopes*

    BTW I am calling my local dealership right now to try to find out costs and such. Any knowledge will help, since I seem to lack any of any kind. *is on hold very long time*
     

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  2. eyeballkid

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    d'oh! Was ice involved?
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    yes, and I totally spun out perfect except for the hydrant was there. -_-" It was a curve/ bend in the road.
     

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  4. butz

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    What kinda car is it?
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Elantra
     
  6. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Post us up some pics. If you want, pm them to me. You may have more damage than just the fender. They like to hide stuff now. I'll look at your pictures and try to tell you if there's anything else damaged. I used to do bodywork.


    As for replacing a fender, it varies by car. Some cars, it is as simple as unbolting the fender and bolting the new one on. Some, you have to nearly disassemble the whole front end. Example: on a VW New Beetle, you have to remove the front bumper cover to replace a headlight bulb. (probably why you see so many with a h/l out) Let us know what kinda car, and pics and I'll try to help.

    Glad you're okay. You are okay, right?

    Just saw post. What year?
     
  7. ASSASSINAWOKEN

    ASSASSINAWOKEN Well-Known Member

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    Two options

    Dealer - Replaced and painted

    Yourself - Junk yard, have to be lucky to find exact car and bumper, paint it yourself (lame), have some other place paint it

    This might cost slightly less, less, or equal out the same depending upon where you have to go, what fees you pay
     
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    Screw the car, we're just glad you did'nt break a bewb or something.

    stupid fire hydrant jumped in front of you I saw it
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    I'm glad you're alright. You silly female drivers!

    Know any men who'd be willing to help? :lol 

    It shouldn't be too expensive to replace, I'd just suggest going to a repair shop.. getting a quote/figuring out what's wrong and googling how to replace it yourself if you're confident enough!
     
  11. shibamura_prime

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    If it was enough to "rip the fender in half" there very well may be some body damage to the car, which will up the repair costs. Either way, if you take it to a shop they'll definitely need to keep it overnight. Unless they have no other cars to work on and just happen to have the replacement parts on hand.
     
  12. ILoveDinobot

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    I popped the hood and didn't see any other damage besides the outside to the body, well some plstic stuff under the fender too, but I have no idea what that is. I'll go take some pics right now.


    EDIT: You were correct I just found more damage when I went out to take pics :( 

    I know that most the costs revolve around the actual man work. I saw the bill when that old guy rammed into my car last year, if you guys remember that one too lol. And the fender itself was only a few hundred at most but the labor costs was the most. So if I could I want to avoid that.

    Yeah, thanks. It's a 2005 elantra gt.

    Yeah I am going to start calling places to see who can give me a quote right now. -_-" But they are probably all packed because of the snow storms, everyone is crashing.

    *needs to buy a tank*
     
  13. ILoveDinobot

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    Pics added! I covered the rip in gorilla tape for now though. :/
     
  14. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Why not just go through the insurance and just bite the premium cost going up?
     
  15. ILoveDinobot

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    o_O  *dies* You know how much insurance for a car in NY is?
     
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    ouch, hope im glad your okay and yah i think that ones best left to an expert to repair
     
  17. rattrap007

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    I'm betting a lot. But glad to know you are ok...
     
  18. ILoveDinobot

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    Thanks guys, I am going to bring it to a shop right now actually to get an estimate. Thanks for all the advice. If I didn't go to take pictures I wouldn't have saw that damage underneath, so I am glad you guys asked for pics LOL. Alright I am going to go run now. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  19. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Hyundai Elantra Replacement Primered Fender - 2001-2006 Hyundai Elantra - Replacement H220113Q

    Fender. Pay the little bit extra for a CAPA certified one. They fit better. Can you get a pic from a bit further back? Does the hood and door still open and close okay? Do they still line up alright with the other panels? (hood to drivers fender, front door to rear door) Go by a body shop, and most will give you a free estimate. Go from that to see what parts you need and if it'll be something you can fix yourself. The body shop estimate will also help determine if there's underlying damage. Hope I've helped.
     
  20. Lock Cade

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    Ouch, that's not good. Hope it will be an easy fix.

    Glad you're okay, ILD.
     

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