Frame or unibody damage can be invisible to the naked eye. It’s only when you get behind the wheel that you realize something is amiss. The car will pull to the left or right, or there’s a peculiar vibration, or the vehicle will be dog-tracking. All of which can be an indicator that your car has frame or unibody damage, and the expert technicians at the Collision Center of Andover are more than prepared to repair such damage.

Collisions can oftentimes damage your car’s unibody or frame, but there are subtler ways as well. This may include improper towing of the vehicle, hitting the curb or a deep pothole, running into a ditch, or cracks and rust damage. If your vehicle has never been in a collision, there’s still a possibility that your persistent problems in alignment and suspension may be caused by frame or unibody damage.

Signs and Symptoms

Though frame or unibody damage can be difficult to spot with the naked eye, it certainly isn’t impossible. There are a few things to keep an eye out for before bringing your vehicle in to the Collision Center of Andover for inspection.

Body Panels – Gaps, wide or narrow, between your vehicle’s body panels indicate that it may have frame or unibody damage. If the gaps are irregular, i.e. start small and end wide, that may also be an indicator, and keep in mind, there may be damage without any gaps.

Wheel Issues – If your vehicle’s front or rear tires lean inward or outward when viewed from the front (they should stand straight up), that may be another indicator of frame or unibody damage.

Leaning – Any vehicle may lean a little, but if yours is leaning a lot, you may have damage. This may extend to chronic tire wear, and pulling to the left or right even after the vehicle has been aligned.

Lastly, if your car’s suspension parts wear easily, or break often, your vehicle may have frame or unibody damage.

We’re Here to Help

If you fear your vehicle may have frame or unibody damage, the expert technicians here at the Collision Center of Andover have the equipment to diagnose these problems and the expertise to fix them.

If you are interested in finding out more about our frame and unibody repair service or any of the other services that we offer, contact us today and see just how we can help you!