New Year Auto Body Hazards to Look For
Below are five auto body hazards to watch for this winter regarding keeping your car in peak shape:
- Small fender-benders. Even a minor accident can cause enough damage to a car where it needs to be repaired. Being hit by another car door that’s parked beside you, scraping another car pulling out of a parking place or just bumping into your garage pulling out can all cause damage that should be taken care of.
2. Rust. Rust isn’t just unpleasant to look at, it’s also like a fungus that can spread and cause more damage. This is of of the auto body hazards that can slowly destroy your vehicle’s body slowly over time. Look for rust where it’s not the most visible like near your car’s wheel wells and and car door frames. Make sure you call your body shop as soon as you notice it for repair.
5. Curb checks.
Something as small as a curb check can cause tire and wheel damage and even body damage. If you’ve hit a curb particularly hard, it’s always a good idea to have your car looked over by a body shop to make sure it didn’t cause a ripple effect to other parts of your car.
It’s simply a good idea to have your body shop look at your vehicle any time the above events occur. In order to keep the value of your car at trade-in, as well as have it run at its optimum efficiency, be aware of these factors.
We here at Orlando Auto Body care about our customers and keeping their vehicles in top condition. If you’ve experienced any of the issues above or would just like a vehicle inspection to make sure your body and frame are in the best shape they can be, call us at (480) 844-4858.