No one comes to the local body repair shop just for the fun of it. Almost everyone who goes to the collision center is there because their vehicle was in an accident. It could be an accident they had all by themselves, or with an animal, or with one or more other vehicles. What types of accidents are most likely to require bodywork repairs?
#1: Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions are by far one of the most common type of automobile accidents that require bodywork repairs. A rear-end collision is when one vehicle impacts another vehicle from behind. Sometimes this happens at a stoplight, where a driver fails to brake in time to avoid hitting another. Rear-end collisions can damage the bumper, bumper cover, trunk, tail lights and even your back fenders. If the accident happened at a high rate of speed, the damage can occur throughout the entire vehicle, including the transmission and engine. That’s why it is important to choose a local body repair shop that does a thorough vehicle inspection, including mechanical systems, before starting work.
#2: T-Bone Collisions
A T-bone collision occurs when the front of one vehicle impacts the side of another. T-bone collisions can cause extensive damage to both vehicles, particularly when they occur at a high rate of speed. When considering the car with front-end damage, repairs could be needed for the frame, fenders, doors, hood, lights and glass. Damage to the engine and other mechanical systems is also very likely. Airbags are often deployed during T-bone collisions, particularly in vehicles with side air bags. The best local body repair shop will be able to address these issues for you.
The car that was subject to the side impact can have damage to the frame, doors, fenders, glass, and more. Again, it’s vital to have the car’s mechanical systems and suspension inspected and repaired as needed in addition to any bodywork.