There are many types of body damages that can happen to your car. The most common type of damage and one we can do little to control is wear and tear. For this type of damage, it doesn’t matter how careful you are on the road, it just happens. For instance, as time passes, the paint will come off. That’s natural. You can’t stop it.
We also know about weather-related auto body damages. Since our cars spend half the time on the road, weather-related damages can also be out of control. For instance, you cannot postpone a trip just because it’s too hot. Yet, hot weather has been shown to damage the hood’s paint and can even fade the interior. But that has never stopped us from driving in the summer, right?
The good news, though, is that these two types of damage are easiest to fix. Auto body damage due to wear and tear can be fixed quickly, unless there is rusting. Where there is excessive rusting, we are sometimes forced to cut the rusted area and replace it with a new sheet of metal. For damages resulting from weather elements, professional painting at any of the Brown’s Collision Center shops can return your car to its original sparkling condition.
Today, however, want to dwell on collision damages. In particular, we want to bring your attention to some of the less common categories of collision damages that we specialize in at Brown’s Collision Center.
Also known as direct auto body damage, primary damage is the damage resulting from a headstrong auto collision. The impact of a collision will usually result in the biggest area of visible damage on your car. Primary damages are assessed by determining the direction of the collision. Once this direction is determined, we can then determine the full extent of direct damage.
Secondary auto body damage is the damage to other areas of the car rather than the hit area. For instance, if you collide with a large vehicle in ahead-on collision, the impact may be so strong that the lights at the back might get broken. Other parts of the car such as the doors can also get jammed after a collision even if they were not directly hit.
Secondary damages are further classified into two categories; visible and concealed.
- Visible damages
Visible secondary auto body damages are the damages that are easily seen by the eye. The headlights case above is an excellent example. Another good example is a scratch from a low impact collision or a fender bender. Dings and dents also fall into this category. We have the capacity to quickly assess and fix these damages.
- Concealed damages
Concealed secondary damages are damages that may not be visible to the eye outright. These types of damages need further assessment. For instance, a collision may cause wheel misalignment. But you can’t tell this until special tools are used to check the wheels. Collisions can also cause the engine to break loose. If further assessments are not done, such damage may remain unknown and unfixed. This can be extremely dangerous for car owners.
That’s where we come in!
Founded back in 1954, Brown’s Collision Center in Bentonville, Arkansas has both the experience and expertise to assess and fix these and any other kinds of auto body damages.
We are recognized by all insurance companies in the state, and back all our repairs with lifetime warranties which is enough indication that our services are the best around. Give us a call today to get a free estimate!