Frame and Unibody Repair
Your car, like your house, is built on a frame that acts as glue holding all the parts together. And like a house, it's possible for your car to suffer damage to the frame. When your car is involved in a collision, even at speeds as low as 25 MPH, it can sustain significant damage to the frame or unibody.
If you're not sure of the difference, a unibody is essentially a frame that is made of one entire piece. In contrast, a frame is the same support structure, but instead it is made with a number of smaller components. Either way, you might be able to tell right away that something is wrong with your car's structure. But other times, there can be significant damage that is not apparent to the untrained eye.
If you are involved in an car accident or have any other forceful impact to your car, you should always bring the car in for a free evaluation. After your car gets hit, you might notice that the mounting bolts are loose or have become unattached, you may experience difficulty driving straight, or notice visible bending or caving of components in the suspension system.
Any of these problems are a good sign that you are dealing with a damaged frame or unibody. Failure to address these problems early on, may cause them to worsen with time. This means that you might go from having minor repairs initially, to more major repairs later on.
If you have any concerns about the frame or unibody of your vehicle, please stop by our auto repair shop or give us a call today. We can do a basic diagnosis of your vehicle and the collision you've been involved in over the phone, but the best way to get a thorough analysis of your car is to bring your vehicle in to our shop. If your car in not in a condition to be driven, we can provide you with an affordable towing service, so we can begin working on your vehicle.