How do you fix a bent car frame?

My vehicle’s frame was slightly bent in a minor accident. I’d rather not pay for the cost of repairs, considering how small the damage is. How can I fix a bent car frame by myself?

I’m sorry to hear about the accident, but I’m glad it was minor. Hopefully, everyone’s alright. If you believe your vehicle has a bent frame, take it to a body shop to have the frame professionally repaired.
Other than the fact that home-repaired bent frames can be dangerous, correcting your frame requires a frame straightener machine. Since this is a specialized piece of equipment, it’s unlikely you have one in the garage—and it’s probably not worth investing in one.
Unfortunately, it costs about $500 to $700 to repair a bent frame. If that seems a little outside your budget, consider filing a car insurance claim with your provider! While you may still need to pay the deductible, your insurance company will likely cover the rest.
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Phoebe Mah
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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