How we repair a damaged car frame
A serious collision can take a significant toll on your vehicle’s frame; but no matter how severe, Fine Touch is able to repair it. With our state-of-the-art frame machine, we can repair a damaged frame and bring it back to the original manufacturer’s measurements. This machine anchors your vehicle at six different points and our specialized operator uses it to pull the frame back into place.
Without this necessary tool and skilled technician, the repair process would be very expensive. For this reason, most insurance providers and other shops will recommend writing a vehicle off when its frame is damaged. Thankfully, our experienced team has the abilities and equipment to fix this complex problem if you would prefer to keep your vehicle.
This unique machine can also be used to repair large dents in a fast and cost-effective way. By pulling dents out, panel replacement is not necessary, which speeds up the process and minimizes your cost.
Vehicle frame types
There are currently two types of frames used to support vehicles, body-on-frame and unibody. Previously, manufacturers only used body-on-frame construction, which placed the body of a vehicle on top of its strong underlying frame. This style is now only used for pickup trucks, SUVs, and other large vehicles.
Smaller cars and hatchbacks are now outfitted with a unibody frame. This style combines the body and underlying frame to create a support system which spans throughout the entire car. No matter what type of frame your vehicle has, we are well-equipped and proficient at fixing any issues it has suffered.
Signs of a bent or cracked frame
Future risks of a damaged frame
Along with strengthening the integrity of your vehicle, the frame is designed to keep you protected, and absorb any impact that may occur. If this support system is damaged, your safety can be compromised. This is one of the main reasons why we always recommend repairing your vehicle immediately after a significant collision.
If left unattended, frame damage can also lead to further mechanical issues within your vehicle. Problems like uneven wear on suspension, brake pad deterioration, and tire damage can quickly develop as a result of a bent or cracked frame. Along with increased repair costs, these risks can lead to another collision if the frame is not properly fixed by a trusted shop such as ours.