Beneath the Surface: What Can Happen After Rear-End Collision

What Can Happen After Rear-End Collision

Did you know that rear-end collisions are one of the most common car accidents, making up almost half of all crashes involving more than one car? According to the Michigan State Police, there were 62,757 rear-end crashes in 2021. Thankfully, rear-end crashes are less likely to cause physical injury than other collision types. However, there is still a potential risk of lasting damage to your vehicle, especially if the damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye. That’s why it’s imperative to take your car in for repair after a rear-end collision to ensure the safety of your vehicle before getting back on the road. Today we’ll look beneath the surface to see what can happen after a rear-end collision.

What Can Happen After a Rear-End Collision?

Our vehicles are intricate machines where each mechanical component works together to keep you safe. Any disturbance to those components, like a rear-end collision, can impact the functionality of your vehicle.

Misaligned Frame

A misaligned or crooked frame may not be immediately noticeable but can cause lasting damage to your vehicle. From difficulty steering to uneven tire wear, driving with a damaged frame can compromise your vehicle control. A misaligned frame can also put undue stress on other vehicle components and lead to costly repairs down the line.

Damaged Electrical Components

Any damage to the electrical system, like loose wires to your taillights, brake lights, or sensors, leaves you at risk. Even a minor collision can damage electrical components beneath the surface and should be repaired by a licensed professional.

Check Engine Light Issues

While sensor issues can cause check engine light issues, you should never assume that without professional confirmation. Taking your vehicle in is especially important if the check engine light is on after a rear-end crash. Damage from the collision can shift the engine or cause damage to the critical components within it. A professional can get to the root cause of the check engine light and get you safely back on the road.

Issues with Suspension

The suspension system is comprised of shocks and springs that help maintain vehicle stability while driving. Any damage to your suspension can cause various control issues such as misalignment of wheels and difficulty steering.

Cosmetic Damage

Damage from a rear-end collision can cause dings, dents, and scratches that can lower the value of your car and lead to rust. While it may be tempting to put off repairs for cosmetic damage, you should always repair dings and dents before they lead to the more significant issues that rust can cause. 

Trained to Spot Hidden Damage After Rear-End Collision and More

Pole Position Auto Body is trained to see beneath the surface to the root of your vehicle issues. We’re one of the 10% of elite repair facilities that are I-Car Gold Class Certified and can:

  • Spot hidden damage to vehicles
  • Determine what can be repaired and what needs to be replaced
  • Utilize the latest repair techniques for modern vehicle models
  • Complete proper vehicle inspection to ensure safety

Our I-Car technicians have the tools and training to get you safely back on the road after a rear-end accident, typically three days faster than other repair facilities.

About Pole Position Auto Body

Pole Position Auto Body is an I-Car Gold Class Certified Facility that’s been serving the Metro Detroit Area for over 30 years. Our top priority is to determine the root of vehicle issues to provide safe, quality repairs in the quickest turnaround time possible. We follow all OEM procedures and stringent protocols to return your vehicle to its pre-accident pristine and safe condition.

Call Pole Position Auto Body: 586-775-4825 – Where Excellence is a Habit, Not an Act!