Why You Should Never Ignore Minor Collision Damage

Why You Should Never Ignore Minor Collision Damage

So you accidentally backed into a dumpster, hit a curb, or tapped the bumper of the car in front of you. No big deal, right? Actually, minor collision damage can be much more serious than you might think. It’s tough to find the time to deal with minor repairs, but procrastinating can lead to worse problems in the future. Take the time to get your vehicle fixed properly so it can continue to function as it should.

You may need to buy new tires sooner than you should.

Even minor collisions, such as running over a curb, can throw your alignment off. If your alignment is off, you’ll know it because you will need to compensate by turning the steering wheel slightly to the right or left in order to drive straight forward. While it’s easy enough to compensate with your steering, delaying getting your car properly aligned can cost you more money in the long run. Misalignments will wear down your tires prematurely, forcing you to fork over more money for new tires in addition to that alignment.

You may end up with a ticket… or a more serious collision.

Headlights and taillights are frequent victims of minor collisions. Although your car is still functional if you’ve got a headlight out, it can be dangerous to drive. You may get pulled over and ticketed, in which case your wallet will suffer the consequences. Even worse, poor visibility may cause you to get involved in an even more serious collision—one that might result in severe injuries or even death.

Your car can quickly develop rust.

Scratches in the paint are another common consequence of minor collisions. While a scratch or two might not seem like a big deal, they will eventually cause your car to develop rust. Rust will significantly affect the resale value of your car.

Don’t ignore any type of collision damage—get it checked out and fixed right by the expert technicians at National Auto Collision Centers. You can get in touch with our location at 4610 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, AZ at (520) 760-5536. Be sure to ask us about our pick-up and delivery services!