Choosing an auto body repair shop isn’t just an issue of safety. There are certain repairs that—if not made properly—could cost you your life. And they’re not always the obvious ones, either. These repairs, if done incorrectly, can have a serious, negative impact on the safety of your vehicle:
Improper Windshield Installation
At first glance, having a new windshield improperly installed doesn’t seem like such a big deal—what’s the worst that can happen? But your car’s windshield is an integral part of the roof’s support system. If the windshield isn’t installed properly and you have a rollover accident, then you won’t be protected from the roof caving in. In addition, the windshield also keeps you inside the car in the event of a crash. If the windshield pops out or gives way because of improper installation, then you could be ejected from your vehicle. And being ejected from your vehicle causes much more serious injuries than colliding with the windshield.
Improperly Installed Oil Filters
Oil filters are meant to keep the oil in your engine clean and running smoothly. When an oil filter goes “bad,” however, it can cause worse problems than just lumpy oil! Oil filters that have worn out or that have been improperly installed can cause leaks and clogs. Even worse, in some catastrophic instances, a bad oil filter can make your whole engine overheat, which is costly to fix and could leave you stranded in the middle of the road.
Improperly Resurfacing Brake Rotors
If you press down on your brakes and hear a squealing noise, then your brake pads are too thin and are rubbing against your brake rotors. This is a relatively easy fix—just pop in new brake pads and resurface the rotors, right? Wrong. Mechanics are almost always savvy enough to remove rotors that have been warped by grinding against brake pads, but sometimes they fail to switch out brake rotors that are too thin to do their job properly.
To avoid safety issues caused by improper repairs, visit Schiro’s Collision Repair if you need any kind of automotive repair. Schiro’s is qualified to perform all kinds of automotive repair, including automotive paint jobs, collision repair, and truck andRV body repair. For more information about a convenient location near you, visit our website today or call us at (818) 765-8172.