QUESTIONS: Could there be damage? What should I look for? What's under there that it could have hit?
SHORT STORY: Bottom of car (like under where the front seats are) banged on a driveway apron leaving a parking lot at a slow speed. I was almost fully perpendicular to the apron. The bang was one time and loud. Didn't notice anything unusual on the 10min drive home, nor during a brief undercar inspection (crouching over) at a well-lit gas station.
EXTRA CONCERN: I'm especially worried because I have a long, highway drive today and will be away for a few days, driving around NYC & whatnot and need my car to be safe & reliable.
CAR: I have a 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited, 17k miles. Ground clearance = 5.9"
I'm a bit miffed that an apron would even be an issue for a subaru (off-road much??) but that's another topic for another time.
I appreciate in advance any input as to what, if anything, could be damaged, and what to look for.
LONG STORY: (if interested): Yesterday, i was leaving the gym and the road I was turning onto had recently been graded down. I knew this made the height of the apron higher than usual, so I drove VERY slowly as I pulled out of the lot. Still, the underneath of the car banged on the apron once the front tires went over it.
I stopped, but was kinda in the middle of a turn onto a major road, so I had to keep going. I angled the car more and no more bumping happened.
I had pulled into the lot earlier and no banging happened, so I figured I'd be ok pulling out. Unfortunately, because I was making a left, the initial angle was different, as was the fact that I was now descending to the lower level of the road.
As I drove, I listened and smelled and felt, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. No noises or pulling or burning, etc.
I stopped at a well-lit gas station and looked under the car for a few moments and didn't see any obvious dripping or sparks or crazy stuff, but not sure what other damage could have occurred.
Many thanks :)