Have you been involved an auto accident? Did you recently run over a pothole and now your car feels strange when you drive it? If so, your vehicle may have an alignment issue and require frame straightening. A bent frame may be the result of a number of things, and it is important to have it examined as soon as possible by a professional. Frames that are not repaired can cause a number of problems, and endanger drivers and passengers. The skilled team at Bernatche Auto Body provides frame straightening services to ensure your car is safe to operate.
The Most Important Part Of Your Vehicle:
Though you can’t see it, the frame of your car is one of the most important safety components of your vehicle. It serves as the structure on which the entire vehicle relies, and provides protection during an accident. The crumple zone, an area that absorbs impact and protects passengers during a crash, can be impacted if the frame is not aligned correctly. The frame connects to the other parts of the vehicle, and provides physical support to these parts, as well as to passengers and cargo. Engineered to work with other safety components, such as seatbelts and airbags, a frame that is not aligned properly will affect other parts of the car.
A Close Correlation Between Frame Issues and Auto Accidents:
A frame issue is often a result of a car accident, minor or serious, though simply driving on the curb can shift the alignment of your car. Unlike other vehicular damage, frame alignment issues may not be noticeable to the driver. The car may feel different when operated, but does not show any visible damage. If you suspect a bent frame, an experienced professional should determine if frame straightening is necessary. The damage may be irreversible if left untreated, and may put occupants of the car and on the roads at risk.
For example, a misaligned frame may make cause wheel alignment and steering problems. It can also cause wear and tear on a vehicle, leading to rapid, premature deterioration of parts such as tires. In such cases, frame straightening is required to restore the vehicle to its original condition.
Bernatche Auto Body in Bangor Maine Should Be Your Choice:
At Bernatche Auto Body, we pride ourselves on providing efficient, reliable and friendly evaluation of your vehicle. First, your vehicle will be measured by our team of experts to determine if frame straightening is appropriate. Then, if frame straightening is required, our skilled technicians will return the frame to manufacturer and industry standards. Once restored, you can drive confidently knowing your vehicle is safe on the road.