Had a serious car accident and seeking car frame repair?
Have you found yourself unfortunately being in a car accident? Has the collision caused your car body to be damaged with a dent? In such an instance, besides the visible external damage in the form of a dent and perhaps also to the interior, like the dashboard, there could be damages to your car frame. Car frame damages happen when the collision point is at a critical point of the car’s structure. This causes shifts, bending and possibly also cracks in the structure. The damage also may not be only at point of impact and can ripple through the vehicle. This can have safety issues, given the car crumples up to provide protection to the passengers, and the structure may have been significantly weakened and a car frame repair would be essential. For these repairs, we would also be able to assist you with your insurance claims.
How do I know my car frame is damaged
One of the ways you can use to check whether your car frame may be damaged is to open and close the various doors. If you are not able to close the doors smoothly without additional force, this could be a sign the frame has been damaged. Another sign is if the doors cannot open to degree that they used to. This is because of the damage to the alignment with the car frame being damaged. As a result, this can also cause uneven wear to your suspension and shocks with the uneven weight being applied on the 4 wheels.
How car frame repair is done
In carrying out car frame repair, the frame needs to be straightened and pushed back to position:
- Computerised tools first determine the alignment.
- Ultrasound equipment is employed to determine the degree of damage, and laser scanners ensure accurate alignment.
- Some of the damaged parts of the car frame may need to be cut out, with straight pieces put in place and welded in.
Our experienced mechanics would carry out the welding, which is essential to be done correctly or the car frame would become weakened. If the car chassis repair is not done properly, there can also be issues that crop up with your wheel alignment.
If your airbags have been deployed with a crash, we can also assist you with an airbag module reset and airbag replacement.
Is chassis straightening always possible
Sometimes car chassis repair would not be carried out because the cost would be too high. The typical arrangement in Singapore is that your insurer would likely have a cost of repair to market value of your car ratio, beyond which a payout would be provided instead for you to get a car replacement. In such an instance, you could use the payout to purchase another car.
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At the heart of our service is to build a trusted relationship with you. When you send your car for car servicing, maintenance and repairs with us, you are assured your car is in good hands.
Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
At the heart of it all, your safety would be the most crucial. A damaged car frame would not be able to serve its intended function in the event of another collision, to crumble up to the intended extent to protect you and your passengers. Let our experienced mechanics help you to check this, as our customers’ safety is our priority. We would also only proceed with any repairs after you have given us a go ahead for our quoted cost. Contact us today for your car servicing, maintenance and repair needs.