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You don’t have to wait until your car is nearly totaled to fix it, and you shouldn’t for your own safety. Even in minor crashes where drivers think they’re driving away with a manageable dent on their car, there could be hidden damage on the frame, wheels, interior, or other places. This is why inspections are so important after a crash—it could prevent a costly repair in both autobody and auto service if they find an issue. Plus, autobody repairs are also a part of your vehicle’s general upkeep.

When driving on the road, you might see some cars that have tapped up holes in their bumper or scratches in the outside frame. Those DIY fixes can leave the wrong impression on others, and they’re only putting a band-aid on a larger issue. As soon as a bumper has damage, its purpose has been compromised. Bumpers are supposed to absorb impact and help protect the occupants of the car—if they get into another accident, that bumper will not do its job as effectively because of the damage.

Additionally, minor accidents or scrapes can happen unexpectedly, and seemingly at the worst times; a door ding from another car, a scrape from getting too close to a light pole, an animal darts in front of your car suddenly, etc. Previous damage will leave your vehicle’s frame more vulnerable to new damage from collisions.

In other words, if you were in a crash, you should get your car inspected as soon as possible. Even if it was minor. If you have dents, large scratches, or holes in the exterior frame of your car, you should have them repaired. It’s for your safety, and it’s also a part of taking care of your investment.

We are proud to offer comprehensive services:

  • Paintless dent removal
  • Auto glass replacement
  • Lifetime, written warranty
  • Pick-up and delivery services
  • Free loaner cars

Crossroads Collision is located in Lake Elmo, MN and has been serving the Twin Cities for over 39 years. Give us a call if you’d like to set up an appointment.