We often hear from customers wondering how our frame straightening process works, and more importantly, whether or not they need it for their car or truck. To help answer some of those questions, we wanted to provide insight into how our auto body frame straightening process works and why it’s so crucial to the repair of your vehicle.
What is frame straightening?
While some damage to your car or truck only occurs to the body of the vehicle, like hail damage for example, sometimes the damage is more extensive. If the uni-frame of the car is in need of repair, then frame straightening is necessary to get your car or truck back in working order. This kind of damage happens frequently in accidents, so frame machines are an important piece of equipment in body shops. Our auto body frame machine is used to restore the frame to its original shape using hydraulics and torque that humans simply can’t do. These machines allow us to pull or push the frame to straighten it back to its original shape, depending on the amount of damage and the type of frame.
At Auto Tech Services, your car repairs are not only performed using these frame straightening machines, but we take it one step further with industry-leading technology like our “Shark Sonar Measuring System” & our Matrix 3D camera scanner technology. This technology is combined with the expertise of our auto repair technicians, providing the precision to return your car to its factory specs or better.
When is frame straightening needed?
One thing we hear time after time from our customers is how surprised they are at the amount of damage to their vehicles, even after a low-speed collision. However, there is a good reason for this. A key innovation to auto safety in the last few decades is the crumple zone. Crumple zones are areas of a vehicle that are designed to crumple and crush in a collision, absorbing some of the impact’s energy from being transmitted to the passenger cabin and occupants of the vehicle.
These crumple zones result in fewer fatalities and less severe injuries to people, but they also mean more damage to vehicles in low-speed collisions. Even if you don’t think your accident was severe enough to warrant repair, you should still request an estimate. There may be damage to your vehicle that you are not aware of. It is common to wonder if your car will ever be the same after an automobile accident.
If you’ve recently been in an accident, even a low-speed collision, call us today to set up an estimate of the damage to your vehicle. We have the technology and the expertise to return your vehicle to its best possible condition. And as always with Auto Tech Services, your repairs come with a limited lifetime warranty on workmanship and paint.