It happens all the time in parking lots, people hitting the curbs with their vehicles. Most of the time, this doesn’t cause a huge issue, although you should get your car aligned so that you don’t incur uneven tire wear, and have to replace them sooner than you had planned. But sometimes you can cause real damage. We had a customer just last week that brought her car in because she wanted us to check her alignment because she had hit a curb. When we went to bring into the shop, there was a pop, and the two front tire went in opposite direction. We had to push it into the shop….she had broken her tie rod. She was so lucky to get it to the shop when she did, if she would have been driving and it had let go, it could have been very dangerous. So if you do hit a curb, and you hit it hard, it might just be a good idea to call a tow truck and get it to the nearest shop, just to be on the safe side.