Common Damages Vehicles Suffer Following Collisions

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If your vehicle has been in a collision, then it’s crucial that your insurance adjuster and auto body shop thoroughly inspect it for damage. While it’s true that low-speed collisions are likely to result in little more than dented doors and broken headlights, even automobiles with seemingly minor cosmetic damage can pose inherent risks to the person driving it. Read on to learn more about some of the common damages vehicles suffer following collisions:

  • Engine Damage: An engine is comprised of numerous interconnected parts and components. Unfortunately, damage to just one of these parts is often enough to put your vehicle out of commission. To avoid further engine damage and the inconvenience of an unexpected breakdown, visit an experienced body shop to have your engine fully checked out.
  • Frame Damage: One of the most important safety features of your car is the one you can’t see: the frame. In fact, the frame is the foundation on which the entire vehicle is built. While direct damage at the point of impact is usually quite apparent, indirect frame damage from a collision is not always as obvious or easily recognizable. To ensure that your vehicle’s frame is in good condition, visit an experienced body shop as soon as possible.
  • Suspension Damage: More times than not, a vehicle that is involved in a collision will sustain damage to the front or rear suspension. Unfortunately, damaged suspension components are not always apparent to the untrained eye. Unless you are trained to inspect all the parts and components of your vehicle’s suspension, such as axles and CV joints, leave it to an auto body repair specialist.

After a collision, visit Michael J’s Body Shop for all your auto body repair services. No matter which company your vehicle is insured with, you can count on Michael J’s for reliable and high-quality collision repair. For more information, call us at (408) 279-2070.

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