Our vehicles can incur damage in many different areas, like with their tires and bumpers. We often forget that our vehicle’s undercarriage can be damaged in an accident, since it’s close to the ground.
If you’ve recently run over a large rock on the trails, underestimated the height of a curb, or come in close contact with a large speed bump, your vehicle may have incurred minor or more serious undercarriage damage. Regardless of the severity, our technicians at Andy Mohr Collision Centers near Indianapolis, IN, can take care of the job.
Underneath your vehicle is an extensive system of parts and mechanisms that work to operate it. You can find these systems underneath your ride:
Although these mechanisms are built with high-grade materials to keep them in working condition, this does not mean that they aren’t susceptible to damage. However, they can be repaired in many ways, too.
If you’ve noticed a difference in your vehicle’s performance or handling or recently hit a large pothole and are unsure of the potential damage, our ASE-certified technicians are more than happy to take a look.
All you’ll need to do is schedule an estimate. Our technicians will conduct a thorough evaluation and get your go-ahead for any necessary repairs.
Damage to your undercarriage doesn’t have to be as severe as it sounds. In fact, most undercarriage damage consists of the following:
However, there is a chance that some serious undercarriage mechanisms—like the suspension or oil pan—can be damaged and will need immediate attention. If you’ve been experiencing any of the following, your suspension may need service:
If your oil pan has been punctured, you will most likely notice that the fluid leaks or you may smell oil. A shaking or vibrating car can also point to loosened underbody covers or broken driveshafts. If you notice any of these signs, you should schedule an estimate as soon as possible.
Do you think your vehicle’s undercarriage may be damaged? If so, schedule an estimate at Andy Mohr Collision Centers near Indianapolis, Indiana, today.