Understanding the Risks of Bent Car Frames

When you think about damage to your car’s frame, you might be primarily concerned with the effect it has on the appearance to your vehicle. That’s understandable, since nobody wants to see their car marred by an ugly dent. But a bent car frame can also be a serious safety hazard. If you don’t have your frame repaired right away, it could be dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about damaged frames:

Your car’s frame is its most important safety feature.

The frame of a vehicle isn’t just there to look smart and appealing. It also serves to shield the occupants from the outside and absorb the impact of a collision, reducing the risk of harm in the event of an accident. If your frame is damaged, however, its role as a part of your car’s internal safety system is compromised.

Damage to your car frame may be invisible.

Remember that you don’t necessarily see the entire frame of your car at a glance. In many cases, frame damage is either so small as to be inconspicuous or located in a place where it can’t easily be seen. That’s why it’s so important to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected by an auto repair professional if you’ve been involved in an accident. If there is damage to your frame, it’s best to have it diagnosed and fixed as soon as possible.

Frame repairs need to be done professionally.

If your frame has been bent, it’s easy to assume that you can get it back into shape on your own. But frame repairs need to be done by qualified technicians in order to ensure that the car is safe to drive. Trying to fix the problem yourself means that you’re risking making it even worse—resulting in a more expensive repair bill in the future.

If your car frame has been damaged, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Dave’s Body Shop. We have our own full-time mechanic, and we pride ourselves on being able to take on the tough jobs that other shops can’t deal with. We are a family-owned business, and we’ve been serving the Utah community since we first opened our doors in 1942. You can reach us at (801) 566-3906.

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