It was right in the middle of one of those loops you get on to go from one major road to another. Some plastic box with a metal lock on it. I would have swerved to avoid it, but the loop was very narrow, and any sudden jolt would have more than likely sent me into a rail. My only option was to take it head on. I braced for it, and it made ugly popping and breaking sounds as I went through it. There was even an awful dragging noise for about a mile afterwards, which I had to go until I could find a section of the road that I could actually pull off of and feel safe about it. I got out fully expecting to see the front end massacred. Not so. The dragging was from a piece that had loosely lodged into a section of the grill. Easily removed. Also, no tire damage. And, fortunately, there was no damage underneath the car that I could see. It's set kind of low to the ground, so it has skid plates. I even drove it around for an extra hour afterwards, and there didn't appear to be any damage from the event. The tires are still inflated, the steering was fine, etc. No harm, no foul, right? Not so. Because it's my dad's car, and we're in a bit of limbo right now to where we (myself, my father, and my stepmother) all need one of the two cars at a certain time to get to work. And to have one of the cars out of commission for repairs just wouldn't do. Do I tell my dad and stepmom about what happened, even though there seems to be no damage at all?