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Symptoms of a Bent Car Frame

If your car has been in an accident, it’s always a good idea to take it to a body shop for car frame straightening. But if you’re not sure whether or not your frame is even, there are a few symptoms that might indicate frame problems. Here are a few symptoms of a bent car frame:

  1. Uneven Car Alignment

When you’re driving your car, is it pulling one direction more than another? This may be a sign that your frame is bent. Even if you get your car realigned, it may quickly become uneven again. If this is the case, take your vehicle into an auto body shop to get the frame checked out.

  1. Sticking Car Doors

When your car frame becomes damaged, it can affect how the pieces of your vehicle fit together. One of these issues can be car doors that don’t fit without adjustment or become stuck, your car frame may be bent.

  1. Irregular Tracking

A damaged car frame may not only cause misaligned wheels, but it can also cause abnormal wheel tracking. The wheels may drive sideways rather than straight forward. Check your tire tracks if you suspect this is an issue.

  1. Strange Noises

Odd noises are one of the main indicators of a car problem. If you notice any of the previous symptoms and you hear screeching or squeaking noises, it is time to take your vehicle into an auto body shop to be looked at by a professional.

When to Call the Professionals

Here at Anderson Auto Body, we can help you with the repair. If you’re not sure if your car frame is bent, looking for any of the issues above could help guide you to the problem! If you’ve been in an accident and your car is not drivable or if it’s making strange sounds, it’s time to bring it to us.