How can I fix a car frame?

I already know it was a bad idea, but I was trying to drift and hit the only curb in an empty parking lot. Sadly, I bent my rear cross fender. How can I fix a car frame?

Answer
Yes, practicing car racing moves from the movies is never a good idea! Unfortunately, car frame repairs must be done by a professional auto body shop.
You have two options:
  • Report the accident to your car insurance provider and file a claim under collision coverage.
  • Get a quote from a local body shop to see if you can afford to pay for the damage out of pocket.
The benefit of reporting it to your insurance agency is that you will only be responsible for your collision deductible. The downside is that this will count as an at-fault accident and you will see an increase to your premium.
Smaller frame repair jobs can cost as little as $600-$1,000, but larger ones can be up to $10,000.
If you choose to put in an insurance claim and see an increase in your premium, download the Jerry app and look for a better rate. Jerry is an app that shops prices with over 50 different insurance companies and delivers the lowest rates straight to your phone in seconds. Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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