Rear ended whilst car was parked - what to check

RICHJ

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Guys,

I was rear ended recently at low speed whilst the car was parked. There is minor damage to the bumper and boot (scuffs).

should i be aware of anything to get it checked out such as crumple zones or wheel alignment?

any advice would be great

thanks

Rich
 

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With Audis at least there are some crumble-boxes underneath which take the force, but may have to be replaced.
If your bumper is painted, use a cotton-wool ball on the clean bumper to see if the paint is chipped. It can crack in such a way you cannot see the cracklines from above. My wife had the adjuster lie on the floor and demonstrated the cracked paint that way.

Check your box for the spare tyre, there shouldn't be any cracks. (But that stuff in there is pretty flexible)

If alignment should be needed on the rear axle, I'd call it a write off.
Cheap alignment test: drive fast on a flat road and see if it veers to one side.
 
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