If you are like most people, you are tempted to continue driving after a fender bender. However, even if your vehicle isn’t falling apart, you should know it is a grave mistake to continue riding around town after a minor collision. Do the smart thing by having our auto repair shop work on your vehicle after a fender bender or other accident and you will enjoy an invaluable peace of mind.
Fender Benders Often Result in Internal Damage
The damage to your vehicle after a fender bender is likely more than merely superficial. There is probably internal damage below the surface. So don’t assume the harm is strictly cosmetic. Even an accident at low speeds will cause damage beneath the visible exterior. However, you won’t know the extent of the actual damage unless you reach out to our car repair shop for analysis and repair. Keep in mind, the unseen damage will inevitably worsen into much more significant problems that require even more repair down the line unless you take action now.
Fender Benders can Even Compromise the Electrical System
Though few drivers know it, fender bender accidents can cause considerable damage to the underlying electrical system. This means the anti-theft system, power locks, and doors, power windows and other electrical components can be damaged as a result of a fender bender. Even the battery connector can be negatively impacted by the fender bender, leading to shorter battery life or unexpected electrical component behavior.
Your vehicle requires the optimal alignment to ride even and smoothly. A fender bender might not seem significant when it occurs yet the truth is it can easily cause a misalignment that results in your vehicle drifting to the left or right when driving. Such drifting is can lead to tire damage, premature tire wear, and the need for a replacement sooner than should be necessary. Your alignment issue might even lead to a tire blowout that causes a serious accident, prompting a costly repair.
The Frame Might be Bent
Minor auto accidents are likely to result in unseen damage to the vehicle frame. This is the type of damage only a mechanic can fully assess and repair. Every driver should be aware that even minor frame damage has the potential to prevent the airbag from deploying in an accident. Furthermore, a crooked frame can make it more difficult for the vehicle to absorb impact in a subsequent accident, ultimately putting you and everyone else in the car at risk for serious injury.
Schedule Auto Repair at Morgan Automotive
Bring your vehicle to our car repair shop after your fender bender or other accident and we’ll get it back to normal as quickly as possible. We work fast yet we also sweat the small stuff of auto repairs. You can contact our auto repair shop by phone at (209) 836-4909. If you live or work in the greater Manteca area, give us a call at (209) 825-9335. Stockton residents can call us at (209) 952-7901.