Car vs. Wood

A car was brought into the shop to check for a fluid leak. The owner had something about maybe backing over something. The damage told a different story.

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It turned out that the leaking fluid was coolant. The reason it was leaking was a chunk of tree had gone through the grille and through the condenser and radiator.

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The radiator had gotten pushed back so far in that spot that the fan started hitting it.

Other parts under the car showed that it must’ve been driven off the road, with bits of wood and sticks stuck everywhere. The whole right side of the car was scraped up.

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More evidence of the forces involved is the wood chips stuck between the rim and tire on the right front. It is not easy to get anything in between there on an inflated wheel, so this is impressive.


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