Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Wondering Why Your Vehicle Is Taking So Long To Repair?

The average vehicle is made up of more than 30,000 individual parts, most of which are hidden deep beneath the bonnet and differ slightly from brand to brand. It is not until the team at McCarthy Panel Works disassemble a vehicle and take a deeper look that they can identify and assess the true extent of damage to a vehicle. Only once this has been done can they order the necessary parts to ensure all damage is considered and repaired before getting your vehicle safely back on the road.

Read on for five examples of hidden car damage that can delay your vehicle repair.

Frame Damage

A vehicle’s frame is its main supporting structure. If you’ve been in an accident and suspect frame damage, it’s essential that you take your car to a certified collision expert so it can be professionally inspected and assessed.

Back Book Damage

Hidden bumper damage and back boot damage are common types of issues following a rear-end collision. Some damage to your back boot may be visible and obvious, but there are a few very common types of hidden back boot damage to be aware of.

Alignment Issues

Although it’s difficult to diagnose alignment issues just by looking at your vehicle, misalignment is one of the most common problems to airse from many types of accidents. If you notice a difference in how it feels to handle and drive your car following an accident, it’s likely your alignment is off.

Electrical System Damage

Even a minor, low-impact car accident can loosen the wires connected to your taillights, headlights and other vehicle components. This can compromise the electrical systems that are vital to your car’s ability to continue operating.


Small scratches in your car’s frame can cause paint to rub away over time and result in the exposure of bare metal to the elements, leading to rust build up.

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