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A lot goes on in the moments following an automotive accident. Of course, you must first make sure you and any passengers are safe and well, but what about your vehicle? Do you see a crack in the windshield? Is your bumper crushed? Sometimes, you might not notice any visible damage.

Either way—and no matter the severity of the accident—it’s critical to take the time to thoroughly inspect your car for damage, visible or not. That way, you’ll be able to determine what will need repairing to continue your adventures around Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, MA.

The team at Collision 24 is here to help you recover, starting with these top five things to check on your car after an accident. Keep reading to find out what they are!

1. Battery

Unlike a dent to the passenger-side door, battery issues aren’t staring us in the face. However, that doesn’t always mean your battery walked away from an accident unscathed.

Even the jarring of a minor impact can be enough to shift your battery. The collision can damage the inner cell and agitate sentiment that shorts out the lead plates. Even more, being involved in a car accident can also decrease your vehicle’s battery life.

Before you find yourself stranded, it’s important to bring your vehicle in to have the battery inspected—and if necessary—repaired or replaced.

2. Check Engine Light

If the check engine light appears on your dashboard, don’t let it pass. Instead, come into our service center so we can evaluate it and address any issues.

Also, do keep in mind that it may take several trips for the computer in your vehicle to reset and monitor emissions. It’s a good idea to look out for this warning for a few days following the accident.

3. Leaks

Check for small leaks or cracks in tubing and containers immediately after your accident. These leaks often go unnoticed, only to appear a few days later. Ensure the problem is addressed closer to the date of the accident by bringing your car into our service center for an inspection.

4. Frame

Damage to the frame of your vehicle can be subtle and go unseen. A bent frame can lead to issues down the road, though. You can check for this damage by ensuring that all four tires of your vehicle measure the same distance from the wheel well. Even if you don’t notice a difference, it’s highly recommended that you have the frame of your vehicle checked by a mechanic at our local collision center.

5. Noise

If it sounds like there are loose components in your car after you’re involved in an accident, there probably are. Don’t take this noise lightly. Loose parts and broken pieces can be dangerous and lead to further damage to your vehicle. Take your car to our mechanics and have the source of the noise inspected and repaired.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Collision Center Today

Collision 24 is dedicated to getting your car repaired and back on the road after your accident. Drivers in the communities of Brockton, Stoughton, and Randolph can view our available services and learn about additional car repair information by visiting our Services page.

We look forward to working with you!