There’s nothing fun about getting into an accident with your BMW. After all, these precision machines require specialized care. If you’re like most people, after you’ve checked to make sure everyone is okay, your next thought is “How much is this going to cost me?”
The answer to this question depends on the severity of the damage. Here’s a look at some of the most common repairs BMWs need after a collision.
Bumpers and Fenders
It’s very common to notice bumper or fender damage after an accident. If the damage appears to be superficial, you might consider just leaving it. However, there’s a good chance that the problem runs deeper than aesthetics.
Sometimes vehicles with bumper damage are also out of alignment or have a bent frame. This can make your vehicle less reliable and may increase the chances of another accident. Your bumpers are also designed to absorb the shock of an impact. If the structural integrity has been compromised, then the next time you’re in a collision, there’s a greater chance that you or your passengers could be injured.
Dents and Scratches
Dents in the quarter panel and chips or scratches in your paint are also quite common. There are many reasons why people sometimes put off having this type of damage repaired. However, waiting too long can lead to more serious problems like the development of rust.
Not only will fixing these issues right away help to retain your vehicle’s resale value, but it’s less expensive to do it before the damage worsens.
Windshield and Glass Repair
Depending on the severity of your accident, you might have to deal with a broken windshield or damage to other glass in your vehicle. If you have comprehensive insurance, you may be able to fix your windshield for free or pay only a small deductible.
It’s also quite common for BMW electrical systems to fail after a collision. This sometimes results in the windows not working or the automatic headlights malfunctioning. Sometimes, the headlights won’t turn off, which can drain your battery and cause other electronic problems.
Many BMW owners add custom body kits to their vehicles. Unfortunately, damage to your underbody is another common side effect of collisions. You might be able to get down on the ground and see damage, but you’re better off having a technician jack up the vehicle to get a good look. This way, you’ll know for sure if anything is bent or broken and can have it repaired the right way.
Oil Filter Gasket Leak
If you suddenly notice oil spots under your vehicle after it has been in an accident, there’s a good chance that your oil filter gasket is leaking. While it does cause a mess, that’s the least of your problems. When oil is leaking, it’s not being efficiently delivered to your engine.
This can cause undue wear and tear which may ultimately result in serious damage that’s expensive to repair. Save yourself some major headaches by bringing your vehicle in for service as soon as you notice an oil leak.
Trust The Haus for Your BMW Repairs
If you find yourself in need of repairs, it’s important that you treat your BMW with the care it deserves. At The Haus, you can feel confident that you’ll receive top-notch service from experienced technicians who have access to dealership-level tools — without the dealership prices!
Contact us today so you can experience for yourself why so many BMW owners trust our independent repair shop for their collision repair needs.