What You Need to Know About Wheel Alignment After a Collision
When performing a wheel alignment on a vehicle that has been in a collision is much more involved than a maintenance wheel alignment. Wheel alignments after a collision are vital to reduce the chances of future accidents, improve your vehicle’s handling and traction, and to verify that the repairs were completed properly.
During a collision alignment, we check additional angles to make sure that the chassis parts as well as the unibody or frame are all in correct alignment. We check the rear chamber, rear toe, front caster, camber and toe as well as the thrust angle, steering axis inclination and included angle. After a vehicle has been in a collision the potential change to alignment is more likely than a vehicle that has hit a few potholes throughout the year, so it is important to be thorough during alignment check after a collision.
Every car that has suspension or framework repair done goes through a full collision alignment to ensure that it is truly safe when you take it back on the road. Make sure to bring your car to Purnell Body shop so you can count on the staff to be committed to your safety 100% of the way through the job.