Do you remember years ago when an accident that affected the frame of a vehicle meant it was destined for the junkyard? Insurance companies routinely considered crashed vehicles a total loss when the frame was damaged. All that has changed with today’s full frame straightening methods. That is really good news, since automobile manufacturers are purposely making frames so they’ll crumple in an accident to absorb the shock to provide more safety to the occupants of the vehicle.
The auto collision industry rose to the challenge when these changes in frames came about and has developed full frame straightening equipment that uses hydraulics and chains to ease the frame back into its original shape. It is not as simple as just investing in the equipment, however, as it takes training and experience to get the results needed to avoid problems when driving the vehicle.
You needn’t be concerned if your insurance company won’t consider your vehicle a total loss if the frame is bent. They have adjusted their policies accordingly, too because they know you would prefer to keep your vehicle, provided it can be restored to original condition.
If you have a vehicle with frame damage either from an accident or it was that way when you purchased it used, reach out to us at Father & Son Collision and Classic Car Restoration. We have more than 30 years of experience in car restoration and have the equipment and expertise to handle your full frame straightening project. Contact us today with any questions you might have.