How do you unbend a damaged car frame?

I recently bought a used car from a private seller and I’m worried that the frame is bent. I’ve been having issues keeping it steady while I drive. How do you unbend a damaged car frame?

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I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with this issue! A bent frame is usually the result of a previous collision or misaligned wheels.
To unbend or fix a bent car frame, you will need to take it into an auto body repair shop. Technicians can then assess the damage and decide what to do from there. Typically, they will use a series of hydraulic tools to press and pull your frame back to its original position.
You can expect to pay around $800 to get your bent car frame straightened. If this price feels a little bit steep, check out the Jerry app to see how much you can save on your car insurance.
Once you download Jerry, answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan. Jerry customers save an average of $887 a year.
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Jan 13, 2022
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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