My well-maintained 2005 Honda Civic LX Special Edition (unibody) got hung up turning into my driveway in a severe snowstorm last winter. This occurred before any snowplows had passed down the street. I called for a tow truck, which pulled me back out to the street, although I then had to barrel my way forward through a lot of heavy snow to get into the driveway—and still I got hung up while on the apron. But I was off the city street and so waited until the next day for a second tow truck to pull me out. This time when I drove forward I got all the way up the 30-foot-long driveway and into my garage.
I took the car to my mechanic a short time later and had him put it up on a hoist, to inspect for any possible damage. I watched as two mechanics checked it over; they saw nothing untoward, and I continued driving the car uneventfully for the last few months of winter. A few weeks ago, however, I started hearing sounds I did not like and by now the car creaks and groans loudly on turns, on bumpy streets, etc. It doesn’t pull left or right though. The car has never been in an accident and has a mere 15,600 miles on the odometer.
I plan to have a Honda dealer and reputable body shop look at the car, but in the meantime does anybody have any thoughts on what damage two short, if explosive, runs through deep snow might have done to my cream puff?