Not all vehicles are made the same. Depending on when your vehicle was built can determine what type of repairs you will need when the body of your car has been damaged. Not all auto body shops are able to do all necessary repairs. Some vehicles have what is called a unibody. It is important to understand what a unibody is, what cars likely have this type of frame, and what to do when your unibody framed car gets damaged. Below is more information on unibody vehicles.
- What is Unibody? A vehicle with a unibody is typically found in newer vehicles. Older vehicles usually have what is called a subframe. The subframe is made in sections and can be removed when being worked on. A unibody is made of one solid piece.
- Why Unibody? A unibody frame is more rigid and, therefore, more able to sustain damages and impacts.
- What is Different About Unibody Repair? Unibody repair requires special tools because it cannot be as easily removed from the car like a subframe can. These special tools can be expensive and not all auto body shops can offer unibody repair.
If your car was built in the year 2000 or later, your car may have a unibody. If your vehicle was built in 2005 or later, then your car is very likely to have a unibody. If you think that you are going to need a unibody repair, then give us a call at Epperson Paint & Body. We are very experienced in unibody repair and have the necessary tools and experience to complete the needed repairs to get your car back on the road.