182 Blue Top
Clipped a kerb this morning, totally my own bloody fault, alarm didn't go off, rushed to get ready, bit sleepy when driving and mis-judged a kerb stone when going round a corner of a rural road.
Hit the kerb side on, like if I had slowly inched into it with the wheel parallel to the edge of the road, and BANG, almighty pop and ringing in my ears, blue smoke everywhere. Initially i thought I had popped the Tyre or my car had caught on fire, pulled over and inspected the damage which to the wheel is a deep kerb mark and a dent in the side wall which isn't too bad, tyres will be replaced next week due to anyway as the tread is round the wear indicators, tyre fitter can let me know how if at all the wheel is bent.
Car drives straight enough, not apparent pulling left or right, my castor is closer to 0 than 3 degrees currently so still feeling a bit shopping trolley esque, but no noticeable change, what should I check for if I can inspect it properly?
Also, why the hell did the air bag go off?! My car wouldn't start , just turned over , about 5 attempts and 5 minutes of leaving it it finally did start, the air bag warning and service light are on. How do I turn these off, my rudimentary reader picks up no faults!
Will the remaining air bags function if I had a head on crash on the way home, or will I explode into a ball of flames with ZERO air bags deploying! eeeeeeeeeeeeek! :S
It's new second hand seat time i suppose, if i replace the seat, will that cure the air bag warning light and return the car to normal?
I was a bit shocked at the time, mainly due to being half asleep and my ears ringing, so any advice is much welcomed!