Do you have to get an alignment after replacing lower control arms?
The need for an alignment after lowering the car is different from replacing the upper arms. If you are just replacing the upper arms, you shouldn’t have to worry about an alignment unless your old arms were heavily worn and had significant play.
How much does it cost to fix an axle?
You simply don’t have a car if your axles don’t work. That means when you need to get an axle repaired it’s of vital importance. On average, the cost of getting an axle shaft replaced on a vehicle is somewhere between $500 and $950.
Does a bent frame mean a car is totaled?
The quick answer: No. Most frame repairs are not totaled. Only if it costs more to repair the frame than to replace the vehicle is when the vehicle is totaled.
Can you still drive a car with a bent frame?
If the frame is slightly bent, you may only notice some difficulty. However, if the bend is severe enough, you may have to constantly fight to keep the wheel in position. If the damage is this severe, your vehicle is not safe to drive and needs to be inspected as soon as possible.
How much does it cost to straighten a frame?
A typical frame straightening can cost $190 for setup with typically another $450 in straightening labor for a truck frame or unibody car. There is some additional cost if the job requires fenders or bumpers to be pulled. Often times, we recommend paintless dent repair to save you money if the dent is minor.