March 18, 2018

5 Most Common Problems Fixed By An Auto Collision Center

Have you recently been in an accident and need repairs done on your car? If you’re one of over 120,000 Wisconsinites that’s been in an accident this year, you’ll need to get your car serviced. Here are the five most common problems fixed by an auto collision center.

technician repairing vehicle with body damage

Front End Damage

It snowed last night and you’re in a rush to get to work this morning. You pull to the end of your driveway and the roads look clear. As you start to drive down the road, you hit a patch of black ice, and despite your best efforts, drive ever so slowly into the telephone pole at the end of the block.

Not only is the bumper smooshed, but your grille and left headlight are smashed. Because lights, airbag deployment systems, and safety systems are often attached to the front bumper, it’s important to have a professional repair the front end of your car.

Rear End Damage

You’re trying to get out of the busy grocery store parking lot while the kids are screaming. You just want to get home and grab a beer. You reverse out of the spot quickly, so quickly that you don’t see the little yellow parking pole that the rear end of your car is now wrapped around.

With over 1.7 million rear-end collisions per year, they are the most common type of automobile accident in the U.S. Similar to front-end collision damage, the bumper, lights, and safety systems can be damaged. Reverse cameras can also take a hit.

Your local auto collision center can ensure that all of these systems are repaired along with the bodywork required.

Paint Scratches/Vandalism

You head over to Lambeau for the Packers vs. Bears game. You have a great time at the game watching the Packers trounce the Bears. Heading back to the car, you see that a Bears fan did not appreciate all of your Packers flags and bumper stickers. Their displeasure has been keyed into the side of your car.

While some of these scratches may be able to be covered with a touch-up pen, deeper scratches require professional help. Depending on the depth of the scratches, the entire panel may need to be replaced. Your local auto collision center can help with that.

Cracked Windshield

Driving down Highway 41/45 right by Lannon Road, a large chunk of gravel from the truck ahead of you bounces out of the truck bed and smacks into your windshield. It leaves a small gouge that quickly spreads into cracks.

While tempered glass windshields are designed to sustain considerable force, it can only withstand so much. The good news is that smaller cracks normally cost about $100 to fix. Larger cracks may require a windshield replacement.

Suspension Damage

Heading back from a very successful fishing day at the lake with your buddies, you’re not paying a lot of attention to the dirt road you’re driving on. Suddenly you hit a pothole so deep, all of you, including the cooler of fish, are airborne. Your suspension is shot.

Suspension damage can be anything from replacing a broken shock absorber to replacing the entire suspension system. Professionals at your local auto collision center can assess the damage and give you an estimate on what it will take to fix it.

Your Local Auto Collision Center Can Help

If you’ve been in an accident or have sustained some vehicle damage, we’d love to be able to help get you and your vehicle back on the road. Contact us today for an estimate.