What is Hidden Auto Body Damage?
Following an auto accident there is a decent chance you will be able to spot some sort of body damage, such as scratches and dents, or perhaps even worse, on your car. There is also the possibility of damage that you can't see as well. These hidden issues can result in a vehicle that is unreliable and it could even be downright dangerous to drive. It is important that you always let a professional auto body repair shop check your car out following a collision of any sort so that all hidden damage can be assessed. Here are some common forms of hidden auto body damage.
Damage to the frame or unibody is common in collisions but it may not be obvious to the naked eye. The frame supports the majority of the weight of your car's main components, including the engine, transmission and all panels of the actual body. The frame is scientifically engineered to exact measurements to ensure proper weight distribution and to prevent excessive injury in a collision. A damaged frame can hinder the driveability of your car in numerous ways. An auto body shop will be able to tell if your vehicle has suffered any type of frame damage as a result of the accident you were involved in.
In many accidents a car will suffer mechanical damage as a result of the collision it was in. This can include problems for the axle, brakes, drivetrain, suspension, steering, cooling system and just about any other part. When a collision repair shop takes a car in for an initial inspection after an accident they will identify any mechanical issues that may have occurred in order to get them repaired, ensuring a safe and reliable vehicle when it leaves the shop.
If you were in an accident that caused paint to rub away, such as deep scratches, bare metal may be exposed, either in a place you can see it or not. This bare metal could succumb to rust issues. Rust can eat away at the metal of your car, causing even further damage to the body and other components if it is not quickly dealt with.
Even if you were involved in a minor fender bender it is important that you allow a professional auto body repair technician to check out your car for hidden damage. For superior auto body repair in Portland or the surrounding area visit Adesa Auto & Truck Collision Repair. At our full service auto body repair shop we service all makes and models and can even pick up and deliver your vehicle for free. Give us a call at 503-674-5463 to request more information or an estimate for expert collision repair in Portland.
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