How to Spot Unibody Damage When Shopping for a Used Vehicle
What is Frame Unibody Damage?
When you purchase a used vehicle, you get to enjoy big savings! However, if you purchase from a private seller, not all information about the used vehicle that you are looking at might be disclosed, and you could end up with a lemon that is potentially unsafe to drive. Most of the time, the deal-breaker is frame unibody damage.
Frame Unibody Damage? What’s That?
Most cars’ (sedans, hatchbacks, and many crossovers) frames are made with unibody construction, or one piece of metal. This type of construction cuts down the vehicle’s weight. However, in the event of a crash – even a minor one – the frame can become skewed, bent, or cracked. This compromises the structural integrity of the vehicle and can make it unsafe for driving, especially if it ever experiences another collision.
How Can I Spot Frame Unibody Damage?
When you are hunting for a used car, there are several symptoms that may indicate frame unibody damage, including
- Strange engine noises
- Rough paintwork
- The hood, doors, windows, or trunk do not close properly
- The hood, doors, windows, or trunk have been replaced
Find a High-Quality Used Vehicle at Brooklyn Mitsubishi!
Instead of taking your chances by purchasing a vehicle from a private seller on Craigslist, come shop with us here at Brooklyn Mitsubishi! We only offer vehicles with the best quality, and we always perform a thorough inspection on each vehicle before adding it to our inventory. Please check our selection online or at our dealership located at 5910 Church Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.