Car Frame Repair Options:
Structural damage to your vehicle caused by a collision may require a car frame repair. Unfortunately, the process of straightening a car frame is not only difficult, but potentially dangerous. For this reason, our auto body technicians can ensure that the job is done with your repair. When dealing with a car frame repair, technicians may suggest one of the three following options.
1- Auto Frame Straightening
Computerized / Laser frame alignment/Measuring
Frame straightening serves at your best shot for restoring your car to the same condition it was in prior to the accident. However, bending metal back into alignment is no easy task. To ensure precise accuracy, No.1 Auto Body Center employs the proper tools to determine proper alignment. OEM specs are used to measure the degree of damage, and our technicians are then trained to fix and determine the necessary amount of alignment.
Our technicians precisely measure the frame using Computerized Measuring System and compare it to factory specifications. Then we restore the structural integrity of the vehicle utilizing a state of the art Straightening System.
Unibody Repair – Unibody vehicles are made with relatively light but high-strength steel welded into a single unit or several major sections. Our technicians are trained in unibody structure, welding, and replacement. Using the latest collision repair technology we will repair your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.
3- Auto Frame Welding
Laser Welder to match all factory welds
Our body shop’s state of the art tools and equipment, including the latest aluminum structural repair equipment, ensures your repairs are handled expertly.
In some cases, traditional car frame straightening techniques are insufficient for proper repair. One possible alternative solution is to cut out the bent portions of the frame and weld in new straight metal pieces. However, it is important to note that welding can significantly reduce the structural integrity of the metal at the weld points. This can result in insufficient support if done incorrectly. However, our professional technicians have the experience to provide the adequate repairs bringing your car back not only pre accident condition.
If you have some welding experience and are considering doing the job yourself, you may want to think twice. Your frame is constantly under impact shock and other forces that make even a decent welding job inadequate. For the necessary results, choose the superior expertise of a professional welder.
3- When Car Frame Repair Isn’t an Option
Due to the difficulty and high costs often associated with car frame repair, many auto body shops may simply suggest scrapping the vehicle. This is because a bent frame means that the car will never drive the same, and may have resulted in poor wheel alignment and structural damage. In such cases, listing the vehicle as a total loss with your insurance company will likely mean you’ll be cut a check for the estimated value of the car. Hopefully, this payment will be enough to get you into a new vehicle.
After an accident most wonder if there car will ever be the same again? At No.1 Auto Body Center we provide you with the peace of mind that your vehicles frame will be repaired to factory specifications. Our staff we take pride providing you with OEM factory quality on all repairs.
Our experienced technicians are trained on any type of frame, unibody or full frame, compact, full-size, large SUV and full-size trucks. With our well rounded and trained staff, we feel confident once you leave, the accident will be left behind you.