Sunday, 23 December 2018

4 IMPORTANT THINGS TO LOOK FOR AFTER A REAR COLLISION



Collisions in the rear are among the types of motor vehicle accidents that occur most frequently and represent 1 in every 4. And although reports indicate that approximately 25% of all motor vehicle accidents are collisions in the part back, the numbers can be even higher. It is estimated that a rear collision is reported approximately every 20 seconds and that a rear collision is not reported every 10 seconds or so.
Whenever you are involved in a car accident, the first thing you will probably worry about is you and the other passengers involved. The second thing that comes to mind will probably be any possible damage to your vehicle.

Alignment problems

One of the most common problems faced by drivers after a rear-end collision are alignment problems. If you notice changes in the way your
car deals with a rear-end collision, your alignment is probably out.
Some common symptoms of alignment problems are steering, wobbling, vibration and pulling the vehicle to one side.
Bad alignment causes tires, brakes, suspension and other components to come under extra tension, which makes them wear out faster. Alignment problems will not only cause your car parts to wear out prematurely, but can also pose serious safety risks. If your vehicle suffers from alignment problems, have it inspected immediately.

Trunk problems

A clear sign that a rear-end collision has caused damage to your vehicle is a problem with your trunk. Your trunk must open and close smoothly, if not, your vehicle has been damaged and it must be inspected by a specialist.
Although your trunk opens and closes smoothly, it may not have a direct impact on your driving behavior, but it can have a serious impact on resale, can pose serious safety risks and can be a sign of other problems.
Imagine that you are driving on the highway and that your trunk lid swings open, obstructing the view to the rear or, worse still, the contents of your trunk flying through the air. No ideal situation.
As mentioned above, problems with the trunk can also indicate other hidden damage, which may be more serious than initially expected.

Hidden Body Damage

 Even if there appears to be no visible damage to your vehicle, critical components can be affected. Under the plastic bumpers, covers and screens there are many vulnerable components, essential for the safe operation of your vehicle.
End-to-end collisions often damage components under the surface. Many modern vehicles rely on plastic covers for aesthetic purposes, but these plastic covers offer little to no real protection for your frame and other essential vehicle components. Behind your bumper cover are a number of pieces that you cannot see and that could be damaged and that need to be checked. Do not rely on the appearance of your bumpers to determine if your car is damaged under the surface or not.

Transmission issues

Unfortunately, the collisions from the front are very likely to cause transmission problems. Many vehicles, especially vehicles with rear-wheel drive and vehicles driven by all vehicles, have transmission components positioned towards the rear of the vehicle, making them more susceptible to rear impact damage.
If there are any problems, such as slipping the gearbox, displacement problems, or leakage of the transmission fluid after the rear impact, you should immediately take the vehicle to a professional mechanic. If you continue to drive with this vehicle because the gearbox shows signs of damage, you are at risk of further and more serious damage.

Do not take the chance - get it out

Even during a slow rear-end collision, the vehicle may be damaged. Behind what might look like a slight wear or bump, serious internal injuries could occur.
Although modern vehicles are designed to better and better protect their occupants, they tend to get damaged in a collision. Although this little dent does not seem like a "big deal", it can affect everything from tire wear to airbag deployment.
The bottom line is that every time you get into a car accident, no matter how minor, an inspection by a qualified mechanic is required.




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