Frame straightening is the process of bending a vehicle’s metal frame back into its original position after damage or warping. A strong frame is crucial to both vehicle integrity and the safety of drivers and passengers. If you get into a crash with a damaged automobile frame, your vehicle is more likely to crush in on itself and injure the occupants of the car.
A vehicle’s crush zones are designed to be repaired using a structural alignment machine or other repair methods depend upon the type of material with which the rails are constructed. Cloot’s will straighten your frame or unitized body to exacting tolerances to ensure alignment will be completely effective. At Cloot’s, quality repair and customer safety and satisfaction are our number one goal.
Most often, auto shops will start by using computerized technology to evaluate the level of damage done to your car’s frame. We will then clamp your car down on four equally distributed points, and measure the heights, lengths and cross-directional measurements of the damaged sections and record how far off the metal is from its original position.
Frame straightening machine
Next, we will readjust the frame using a frame straightening machine. This includes pull chains and hooks to help us move the metal precisely back to its proper position. In simple terms, your mechanic is attempting to reverse the inertia that first impacted your car, by pulling the metal back into place. The dual towers of a frame straightening machine allow for multi-directional pulls, creating a high level of versatility when it comes to reversing damage done to the thick metal frame of your vehicle.
Once it’s back in its original position (or as close as we can get it), your mechanic will use an ultrasound machine to ensure the alignment is as accurate as possible. That’s it! It sounds simple, but our frame straightening machines are built on huge platforms and equipped with hydraulic systems that provide the power for this repair.
The importance of frame straightening
Frame straightening is an invaluable service that will keep your car functioning as intended, while keeping you and your passengers safe. If your vehicle has recently been in a fender bender, crash or has suffered damage to the frame, book an appointment with us as soon as possible. Our experts will do their best to straighten out your auto frame and reverse the damage done.
Cloot’s Auto Body and Repair
At Cloot’s Auto Body and Repair, your vehicle will be straightened and aligned using the proper methods as prescribed by the manufacturer and industry standards to bring your frame or uni-body back to factory specifications. Correct repair to a car or truck’s unitized body, sometimes called uni-body, or frame may be the most worrisome repair to owners following a collision. Our professional technicians and state-of-the-art equipment ensure absolute adherence to specs and your safety is our primary concern.
Cloot’s Auto Body and Repair is your number one shop for frame straightening and services customers from Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Southampton, Easthampton, and Northampton. There are other towns as well because we are worth the trip!
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