How Can a Collision Affect your Car on the Inside and Out?

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As accident repair specialists in Chesterfield and Rotherham, we see our fair share of vehicles that have been involved in collisions. Thankfully, we’re always on hand to offer quality crash repair services and can get your car back to its original condition with minimal hassle. But it’s not just the damage to the outside of a vehicle that needs to be considered when thinking about repair work. Collisions can often cause hidden damage that will also need to be addressed. So, how can an accident affect your car on the inside and the outside?

Obvious Damage to the Exterior

If you’ve ever been involved in an accident, you’ll know that a car crash can cause obvious damage to the exterior of your vehicle. As experts in crash repairs, CRS handles everything from small vehicle smart repairs right through to extensive chassis damage. Choosing a manufacturer approved repair centre guarantees that factory approved techniques and materials are used to ensure your vehicles warranty is not affected, as well as a written guarantee on completion of the repair stating all repairs comply to manufacturer standards. But what about damage to the inside of a vehicle after a collision?

Common Types of Hidden Damage from Collisions

In addition to visible damage, collisions can cause hidden damage too. A car accident that results in hidden damage can cause major issues down in the future if the damage isn’t discovered and remedied. It’s simply not a case of thinking that if you can’t see the damage, it doesn’t exist. It is, therefore, important to have your vehicle thoroughly assessed and get any internal damage fixed as soon as you can after a collision.

Damage to the Frame

Damage to the frame of a vehicle is a common source of internal damage. As the vehicle’s supporting structure, the frame helps to align the wheels, holds the suspension in place, supports the radiator and other important components. A good collision repair expert will be able to identify internal frame damage and diagnose the potential side effects of that, such as misalignment and doors not closing in the correct way.

Issues with Alignment

It’s not easy to diagnose problems with alignment simply by looking at the car, but alignment should always be checked after a crash as it’s one of the most common problems to occur following an accident. External damage may seem minor, but the effect on the alignment can be serious. Alignment problems can cause a variety of problems including wobbly steering, vibrations, and pulling to one side, and if left unattended, can cause other more serious problems over time.

Damage to the Electrical System

Even seemingly small, low-impact car accidents can compromise the electrical systems that are vital to your car’s operation. For example, a small crash can loosen wires connected to headlights or taillights, and further increase the chances of future collisions. Electrical system damage can also affect your battery or impact your navigation system.

Crash Repair Chesterfield and Rotherham

CRS (Cosmetic Repair Solutions) Ltd is an independent, manufacturer approved crash repair facility in Chesterfield and Rotherham. We take pride in using factory approved techniques and materials to ensure your vehicles warranty is not affected upon accident repair. We’ll even provide you with a written guarantee on completion of the repair which states that all repairs comply to manufacturer standards.

For more info on the accident repair services we offer, as well as general maintenance of your vehicle including alloy wheel refurbishment, car body repairs, or windscreen replacement, contact CRS on