How much does it cost to fix a car frame?

I was in a bit of a fender bender with my old 1993 Toyota Tacoma. I don’t have collision coverage, so I have to get my truck repaired myself. I think there may be some frame damage, but it is still drivable. How much does it cost to fix a car frame?

Answer
The cost to fix a car frame can range from $600 to $10,000. Since it sounds like you had a minor accident, I hope the cost of repairs is on the lower end for you.
For the safety of the passengers, cars these days have what is called crumple zones. These are locations on the vehicle designed to absorb most of the impact of the accident. If it was a slight impact, you might get the truck fixed for under $1,000.
The best way to find out is to have a mechanic take a look at your framework. If there is any damage, make sure to have it fixed or trade the truck in for a new one. Even if it is drivable, any unrepaired frame damage means your truck won’t protect you as much as it should if you are ever in another accident.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 05, 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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