Post Repair Car Inspections
Several issues may arise with a post-repaired vehicle. The value and safety of your vehicle are the most important factors. However, shoddy workmanship can also diminish the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle.
Collision or mechanical repairs must meet particular standards. If improper parts or techniques are used, it can impact the vehicle’s ability to offer appropriate protection in a collision.
Lightweight vehicles are appealing to consumers due to their aerodynamic and aesthetic qualities. In order to compensate for reduced protection levels, manufacturers turn to structural engineering solutions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is responsible for crash testing new vehicles. This involves putting OEMs in situations that simulate an actual collision.
This practice aims to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and reasonably safe. When insurance companies are responsible for repairs, they do not have a process to replicate factory operating limits.
The crash zone describes a section of your vehicle (usually at the front or back) that is designed to crumple in a collision. Subsequently, the driver and passengers should remain safe in the passenger cell. If a vehicle is not repaired to an acceptable standard, this safety feature may fail. The airbag in your vehicle is also designed to deploy in accordance with the crash zone response. Failure to deploy correctly can result in injuries and fatalities.
Crash energy is deliberately directed to areas of your car that are designed to divert crushing forces away from passengers. If the components involved in this carefully balanced process are not installed or aligned correctly, the vehicle may not react appropriately in a crash.
The seat belt is affected by the energy pulse absorbed by your vehicle. When all components are repaired to an acceptable standard, your seat belt will slow you down and stop or limit impact with interior structures.
Many of these processes rely on correct and proportionate energy absorption. However, timing is another important factor. The vehicle manufacturer has tested these conditions in a controlled environment. The same cannot be said for insurance companies.
If you have any concerns about the safety of your vehicle, call Wreck Check Atlanta for further information on post-repair appraisals.