If you are in an accident, the damage could be cosmetic – just a dent or two. Or it could affect the structure of your vehicle. Because of the internal nature of the structure and frame, there may not be noticeable external damage. Yet, your vehicle’s structure could still be compromised.
After a collision, an inspection to assess the damage and structural integrity of your vehicle is essential!
You count on your vehicle to keep you safe, especially in the case of an accident. If the framework or structure of your vehicle is damaged, it can compromise your safety. Manufactures build vehicles to take certain levels and types of impact. While frames are built to take impact, and the structures are built to cave a certain way to protect passengers. However, damage is caused during a collision and not repaired means your vehicle can no longer protect you the way it was designed to.
If you are in another collision or accident, your vehicle could be damaged further, maybe even beyond repair. Additionally, passengers are more likely to receive greater injury in a compromised vehicle than in a structurally sound vehicle. Even if you think the accident didn’t comprise the integrity of your vehicle, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Not all auto body shops are created equal when it comes to inspections related to collisions. Framework and structural repairs take additional, specialized equipment that not all auto body shops have. When it comes to your safety, you want experts who know what they are doing to inspect and repair your vehicle. Don’t just go to the body shop down the street.
Don’t leave your safety and that of your passengers up to fate.