After a collision, depending on the severity, it may not be evident at first if there is frame damage. In worse accidents, the damage will be very visible. Some vehicles can still drive under their own power, some vehicles can’t even roll onto the tow bed of a truck. In both cases, repairing any damage your car frame has experienced is a top priority. At Showtime Collision in Running Springs, California, our technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and their 30 years of experience to assess structural integrity. If you’re concerned about your vehicle frame, our technicians have put together some information they think every vehicle owner should know. If you already know you’re in need of car frame repair, call 909.867.7025 for an appointment today.
Your vehicle’s frame will fall into one of two categories. The most popular in recent years, a unibody construction, is when the frame and the body are the same. On these vehicles, the vehicle's body is broken into sections so that, if there is damage, it can be repaired piece by piece. A technological feature of unibody construction are the crumple zones. These areas are strategically made to crumple first under an impact to control the direction of the force and protect the most vital parts of the engine and the passengers. Once crumpled, unibody construction can be repaired, but it will never have the same structural integrity as it did before the accident.
The other vehicle frame, a ladder frame, is now used almost exclusively in the structure of trucks. The term ladder is used because of the two long parallel rails that are used as the main portion equal to the vehicle in length. Because of its simplicity, the ladder frame is known for its strength and high resistance. At Showtime Collision, we are experienced in repairing unibody and ladder frames and know the positives and pitfalls of both. Come by the shop today to speak with our technicians about your vehicle frame repair.
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Since 1986, we have been servicing Running Springs, California as the collision repair shop with exceptional customer service. We know collision repair comes on the heels of a stressful experience: the accident itself. We want our customers to feel taken care of when they are just trying to get their vehicle back on the road. Our technicians discuss the vehicle damage with you, and develop a repair plan that meets your needs. We are an authorized Direct Repair Program (DRP) and work with most major insurance providers to process your claim. For your convenience, we have pick-up and drop-off services and even an Enterprise rental facility on-site! Visit us at 32049 Encina Way. When you come to Showtime Collision, you’ll experience the best customer service our team has to offer.