In an ideal world, we would all be driving around from one place to another and never get involved in an accident. But in the real world, accidents happen everyday on highways, roads, underpasses, bridges, side roads and even parking lots.
Thank to modern safety equipment’s in vehicles, the occupants thankfully tend to be unscathed and the car takes the brunt of the force.
More often than not, these accidents tend to be fender benders that can be repaired by either repairing or replacing the damaged body panel. Sometimes it can be as simple as repainting a body panel. On the extreme side, sometimes a collision at high speed can result in some serious damage to your vehicle.
The body panels you see on a vehicle are like the outer shell of a car. Not only are they part of the visual identity of your vehicle but also protect the internal components (engine, drivetrain) from the elements. The body panels all connect to a vehicle through the chassis or frame.
A chassis or frame is the foundation on which the entire vehicle stands. Body panels, engine, and drive train are all held in place by the chassis-supported mounts. Manufacturers spend millions on research and developing a vehicle frame, as it is one of the most important components of a vehicle and helps in handling and driving dynamics thanks to its stiffness, helps components be mounted properly and have adequate space, and is paramount to safety for its rigidity.
How to identify chassis/frame damage?
Bent Frame – When the vehicle’s underlying structure is bent and not as it was before. A good reference point is seeing the opposite side of the frame to confirm if it’s bent.
Alignment issue – When it doesn’t look right to your naked eye. If it looks bent or the shape isn’t right, then something is probably amiss
Panel gap inconsistency – The gap between body panels isn’t consistent. If the gap is too big or too small on the overall panel or compared to the other side.
Uneven tire wear – If a frame has been damaged extensively, then it won’t drive properly, and added pressure would be on a particular tire causing uneven wear. That could either mean there’s a wheel alignment issue or an issue with the chassis itself.
We provide the below collision repair solution:
- Car-O-Liner Chassis Measurement inspection CCM/diagnostic
- Car manufacturer-approved equipment
- Accurate electronic 3D measuring system
- Precise measurements for upper and lower body points
- Suspension check diagnosis
- Fast repair process
- High repair quality
- On-line software and data updates
At Emirates Moto, we are the only body shop in UAE which is fully equipped with several Car-O-liners, the world’s most advanced chassis measurement & alignment corrector and a dedicated aluminum bay. We have a complete range of benches that are designed to correct any frame damage. From heavy-duty to quick & flexible, we have the right bench.
Contact us today to get a free quote.