Get Back on the Road Quickly
We know that serious accidents are scary and stressful. Because they can cause significant damage to your car’s frame and door paneling, it’s important to assess and address the situation before driving more. The longer you drive with a bent frame, the more damage you can do to your car. Unfortunately, this isn’t easy when you’ve got errands to run and kids to drop off at school. Luckily, here at Mackin’s, our trained estimators can walk you through the process of your car repair so you can get back on the road quickly and safely. Schedule a car frame repair with us as soon as you can!
How to Spot a Bent Frame
If you’ve been in a minor accident and aren’t sure whether the damage is structural, there are a few clues you can look for.
- If your car’s bumpers, wheel liners, and other components seem like they don’t quite fit anymore, you might have a bent frame. A good indicator of this is if your doors don’t close correctly. If the doors leave a gap or overlap when shut, that is a sign that your car needs structural repairs.
- Bent frames can throw off your vehicle alignment, so if your car is veering in one direction it may be time for a realignment. If your car continues to pull in another direction, that may be a sign that you need your frame straightened.
- A bent frame puts uneven pressure on your shocks and suspension, which means some of your shocks will wear out faster than the others. If your suspension seems a bit off, a bent frame may be to blame.
How We Straighten a Frame
It takes quite a bit of force to bend a frame during an accident, so it will take the same amount to straighten it back into its original shape.
We use specific equipment that makes this process smooth and reliable so that you can get back on the road and not worry about any more alignment issues.
As with all of our repairs, every car or truck frame repair is done per OEM manufacturers’ guidelines and tolerances.