While it's not a part that you see upon first glance, your car’s frame supports and holds together all its parts that you do notice. In addition to ensuring the auto's visual appeal, the frame also provides the foundation for the car’s structural integrity. Therefore, if your transportation has been involved in a collision beyond a minor tap, have the frame inspected for damage. Don't take the "bones'' for granted or ignore problems you suspect exist. Instead, bring your car to your local ASE, and I-Car Gold certified shop, Gunter Automotive Collision Center in Ridgeway, Virginia. We're simple to find at 4760 Greensboro Rd Ridgeway, VA 24148 near the intersection of Highways 220 and 58. For reliable auto frame repair, make an appointment for an in-person assessment and estimate by phone at (276) 956-6152, use our online scheduling feature, or simply stop in for a visit. We're also glad to provide a virtual estimate.
Frame Damage Is A Problem
When you have auto damage, merely fixing the outer surfaces is not a good plan. Frame damage is a real problem. It can greatly impact performance and safety. If the frame is bent, the body parts often fit poorly. Further, the wheels probably cannot be properly aligned, leading to poor handling and excessive, premature tire wear. Suspension system components can wear more quickly, too. Finally, unaddressed frame damage impedes your car's ability to protect you if you're in a future crash. Therefore, it's important to stay on top of any potential frame issues. When you select Gunter Automotive Collision Center for your car frame repairs, you don't have to worry. We'll take care of all the details for you, even providing a lifetime warranty on the repairs we make.
Vehicle Frames Overview
Your vehicle likely has one of three major frame types. Body-on-frame (ladder-style frame) are prevalent in larger SUVs, vans, trucks, and antique cars. More modern cars, mini-vans, and crossovers usually feature unibody frames. This structure features a frame, floor pan, and other components such as supports and aprons made as a single unit. This design lowers the vehicle's weight and allows it to sit closer to the ground. Finally, a spaceframe system is one in which the frame reaches floor to roof. More expensive to produce than the others, it's usually found in luxury vehicles only. Its major advantage is that its low weight and safe design. Those characteristics make vehicles more desirable and marketable. No matter what kind of frame undergirds your car, you will need to have it fixed if it’s bent or twisted. Our certified technicians will use special equipment to measure and carefully push and pull on the frame until it reaches allowable tolerances as specified by the manufacturer.