Toyota Camry 2014.
Hey guys, I need some insight and help with this.
Quick history: I was in an accident june of this year where a lady slammed into my driver side door and left front tire at about 10-15 MPH, jolting my car to the right. It was fixed at a body shop and shortly after I bought new tires as the old ones were at the end of their life.
Now, my R tire has become COMPLETELY bald after about 6,000 miles (i dont know how i didnt notice) and the left tire has some wear. The wear is in a pattern that appears to be due to camber.
I brought the car to my mechanic for the tire being bald and and he believes i need to replace both front struts and the left wheel bearing and left hub bearing (the side I was hit on). He said he tried to align it, but it wouldnt align due to the bent strut.
Here is a photo of the tires:
Front Passenger Tire: Completely bald on the outer 3/4 or so.
Tires next to eachother after removal:
Left tire is the front driver side (balder on the inner aspect)
Right tire is the passenger side, it is more worn on the outer aspect (its flipped around)
Could this be due to being hit? Could it be normal wear and tear on the struts? Insurance won’t pay for anything but the bearings because they think the strut is unrelated. No damage or accidents since the last accident.
Please help, any advice or thoughts? Could this be just the bearings (this is what the insurance company is claiming). My mechanic thinks its the struts (he tried to align it and he couldnt?)
Thanks so much guys.