I have just bent the front drivers side spring perch (the piece that holds the top of the spring in place)when I drove over a steep bump in the road. Now the car only has 1/2 inch of clearance on drivers side and 1 inch on passengers side. There is no rim damage or any other bent suspension parts. How is this possible - springs are stock Euro 16V. There is no rot anywhere around the perch. Has anyone had this problem before? Does anyone know a good welder in the Boston area? Is this a defective mercedes part?