There are more than 1.5 million rear-end collisions on US roads every year. If your vehicle has been involved in a rear end accident, there are three things you can’t afford to miss checking, before getting back on the road again.
Look for Hidden Damage
Even if there is no obvious damage to your car, vital components beneath the surface may have suffered damage in the rear end collision.
For example, damage behind the bumper cover. Plastic bumper covers don’t offer enough protection between the frame of your vehicle and another. So it’s better to look closely and check carefully for damage after a collision.
Uneven driving or a wobbling steering is an indicator that the rear-end collision has thrown the alignment of your vehicle off. Vibration during driving, where you feel the wheels pull against each other or to one side, are also signs of alignment issues.
Improper alignment can lead to safety hazards so it’s important to have your car inspected by professionals in the event of a rear end collision.
Rear Trunk Problems
If your vehicle’s trunk doesn’t open and close smoothly, after a rear-end collision, it may be a sign of damage to rear cabin components. This may not affect your driving but it can hurt the resale value of your vehicle.
If your vehicle has been involved in a rear end accident, get it checked thoroughly by professionals who can identify and repair any damage to your car.