Most people ignore the damage caused by the elements they drive in when it comes to the underside of your car, which you call the undercarriage. You automatically are aware that it may cause damage if you’re at a supermarket and you just parked, and somebody opens the door into your car door. Most people aren’t as aware what damage might be caused when coming out of that same supermarket with the exit having a sloped pavement and you scrape the bottom of your vehicle d hear the horrible sound it makes. With this in mind, we at Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic would like to highlight a few ways the vehicles under carriage can be damaged.
Mud Damage to Undercarriage
Mud is heavier than you think it is and sometimes contains rocks. Areas like the Pacific Southwest have rainy seasons and with rainy seasons comes mud. Mud can also stick to the undercarriage of your vehicle and causes rust. The mud can sometimes cling to your radiator and cause rust on the radiator. So be aware during those rainy seasons to get that mud off as soon as possible.
Road Debris or Rocks Can Hit the Bottom of Your Vehicle
Nearly everyone has experienced running over a rock or some debris got in the road somehow. Your undercarriage can be severely damaged in a number of ways. Your oil pan or muffler are the primary sources. You may not know about until it is too late when you run over debris like this as it can cause dents, cracks, holes, or other damage.
What Kind of Damage Can a Pothole Do to Your Car?
You could scrape the undercarriage of your vehicle and cause damage if you are in a supermarket and you are exiting or entering, and the exit/entrance has a sloped pavement, as mentioned above. There are a lot of slope paved areas that were either built improperly or just eroded over time, though it does not have to be in an exit or entry. The same applies to pavement with potholes, since they can also be fairly hazardous to your undercarriage.
What Happens when Shocks are Worn Out?
For the stability for your vehicle, shocks are used. Your vehicle is likely to bounce into an item that can damage your vehicle if your car is bouncing because of worn out shocks. Also, the bouncing does not have to be that bad to land into something that will damage your car or truck.
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The damage to your vehicle’s undercarriage can come from other elements besides the ways discussed above. You can keep your undercarriage protected and prevent future damage if you just pay attention to these few things. Do not hesitate to consult us and we can get you scheduled for repairs if you feel you need repairs because of these five elements. Call Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic today and let us assist you.