What Are the 4 Types of Car Frame Damage?


Did you know that the average driver experiences a vehicle crash once every ~18 years? Besides your worries about personal safety, the next biggest concern that comes with accidents is vehicle damage. Car frame damage is one of the worst types of damage you can get because it can have devastating and costly repercussions. In this blog, we will discuss the various types of frame damage and how the experts at Edmonton Chassis can repair them.

4 Main Types of Car Frame Damage

  1. Sagging Frame - This type of damage occurs when there are gaps in the body of the car. The frame will be uneven and lean inward to create gaps. This type of damage can add extra strain to your tires and coils.
  2. Twisted Frame - While twisted frame damage is similar to sagging, this type of damage is more challenging to diagnose. You may notice the damage particularly while driving, as you may experience a drop in steerability and stability.
  3. Sway Damage - Sway damage often happens when a collision occurs in one of the corners of your car. The vehicle’s alignment will likely be affected, and you may notice your vehicle leaning to one side. As a result, your car won’t be able to drive straight.
  4. Mashed Frame - This type of damage can occur when you experience a head-on or rear-end collision. The frame appears like it crumples in on itself, shortening the frame’s original length. A mashed frame can have a ripple effect and lead to sagging, twisted, and/or sway damage.

Professional Frame Damage Repair in Edmonton, AB

If you have recently experienced any of these types of vehicle frame damage, please get in touch with professional repair specialists that you can trust. At Edmonton Chassis Auto Repair & Inspection, we work on all makes and models of vehicles. We are equipped with the latest repair equipment to make your car, SUV, or truck look new again. Feel free to give us a call or visit our shop soon.

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