If you have been in an accident, the anxious wait for an estimate of all of the damages can be stressful. Even a low-speed impact can lead to serious damages. Previously, a bent frame may have meant the car was considered total. However, with today’s technology, frame repair in Birmingham is relatively common.
Frame Repair Costs
As expected, the severity of the frame damage affects how much the repair will cost. For light damage, on average, framework repair without painting will run between $500 and $1,000. More extensive damage, which could also include radiator support, frame rail and apron damages, will cost more. (On average, this type of repair can cost up to $10,000!) This is because of the work it takes for a mechanic to get to your frame and repair it.
The only way to really know what frame repair in Birmingham costs is to contact us at (205) 322-5684.
Cost of a New Car
Compared to the cost of a new car, in addition to how much you have already paid on your own vehicle, may make a repair more feasible. For example, if you only own six more payments on your damaged vehicle and need minor repairs, keeping your car will likely cost you less.
If your insurance company deems your vehicle to be totaled, this means that they feel the damage is beyond the value of your car. You can choose to accept their offer. On the other hand, you can reject it. With today’s technology, most frame repairs are easily made. Because frame damage is so common, repair shops typically have a computerized machine that can restore your frame to original, factory condition.
Frame Repair in Birmingham, AL
At Sherrill Paint and Body, we understand how stressful an accident can be, especially if you were not at fault. We can have you safely back on the road as soon as possible, without costing you an arm and a leg.