A car accident can damage your car in many ways and to several different degrees. Some damages are more noticeable than others, which can sometimes make it difficult to know whether your car needs a professional repair service. While you’re likely to notice dents and other visible damages, you may not recognize the signs of a bent or damaged frame.
If you’ve recently been in an accident, be on the lookout for these key signs that your car may need a full frame straightening service:
- The doors don’t fit right. Car doors are designed to open and close perfectly. However, a damaged frame may cause you to have to push or adjust your doors abnormally when you open or close them. A full frame straightening service will help your doors open and close smoothly again.
- Wheels are misaligned. There are a couple issues that may cause your wheels to misalign, with frame damages being one of them. How your car’s wheels are aligned can affect steering and cause your car to drift, so it’s important to talk to your local car repair expert to make sure your car’s misaligned wheels are addressed with a full frame straightening job.
- You hear metal screeching noises. It’s common for a car with a bent or damaged frame to produce metallic screeching noises when it’s being driven. Many different types of car problems can cause strange noises, but screeching is most typically a frame issue, so be sure to tell your car collision repair expert what noises are being made while you drive.
Ignoring a damaged frame can pose a major hazard to you and other drivers on the road. For your own safety, make sure to hire a full frame straightening service to repair your car’s frame after an accident. Call us here at Father & Son Collision and Classic Car Restoration today to make sure your car frame is in good shape.