Hi, i have a 2001 Kio Rio with around 150k Miles. The car was towed last week and about 4-5 days of mild driving after the car was towed I noticed there was a little bit of a rattling sound coming from the underside of the car while driving …not loud enough to be heard until I was coasting.
Then while the car was parked I put the car in neutral and I noticed the rattling would get much louder…I also noticed as I change it into neutral there was a little sound.
After this I also noticed in reverse the sound got much louder.
After driving for another 10miles or so around the city after noticing the sounds I heard something clip the ground while going over a sewer that was sticking up a few inches.
I parked the car and looked under it and I saw this (image attached)
Any info on what the issue might have been that caused this and what will need to be repaired so I have some clue of what I am doing when I go to the mechanic would be great. Don’t want to get screwed!
Can I drive the car at all at this point? anything to note about towing it safely?
Lesson: Don’t get towed!