If you have recently been in a rear-end collision, you can count on our collision centers to provide the expertise and resources needed to return your vehicle to driving smoothly. It's estimated that there are over a million rear-end collisions a year in the U.S., making it the most common type of collision. Our team has the experience and equipment needed to repair your vehicle after a rear collision to ensure it is driving at its best.

Learn more about rear-end collisions and how our team can help.

What Causes Rear-End Collisions?

Most rear-end collisions occur due to distracted driving. Many common distractions include eating, texting, adjusting the radio, and interacting with passengers. Even if you drive safely and keep your attention on the road, other drivers may take more risks than you. With everything from speeding to heavy traffic being factors in rear-end collisions, it's no wonder why they are the most common type of collision in the U.S.

Hidden Damage from Rear-End Collisions

It's not unusual for someone to be in a rear-end collision and inspect the vehicle only to find minor scratches and denting. While you may be tempted not to get your insurance provider involved, rear-end collisions often cause more damage than you can see with a quick visual once-over. Rear-end collisions can cause internal damage to your vehicle that are more costly and problematic than you may have anticipated.

Since many vehicles' bumpers don't provide much protection, the impact of a rear-end collision can affect the frame and chassis.

Can Rear-End Collisions Cause Alignment Damage?

Yes, damage to your vehicle's alignment is a common result of rear-end collisions. You can tell if there is damage to your vehicle's alignment by watching out for red flags. Some of the red flags that indicate you may have alignment damage include:

  • Vehicle pulls to the right or left
  • Squealing tires
  • Nosy steering
  • Steering wheel is off-center when driving straight
  • Rapid or uneven tire wear

Even if the alignment issues you are experiencing seem minimal, they can put unnecessary stress on your vehicle. Alignment issues can damage your vehicle's components and even make it more likely to get into another collision. Contact our repair team if you are experiencing alignment issues.

Can Getting Rear-Ended Damage the Engine?

It can. Modern engines can be very complicated and delicate, and if they absorb the energy from a rear-end collision, it can compromise the engine's performance. If you notice a check engine light after a rear-end collision, bring in your vehicle as soon as possible to avoid more serious issues from developing.

Not only can rear-end collisions damage your engine, but they can also damage your vehicle's drivetrain. The force of a rear-end collision can move the exhaust system forward, damaging the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, muffler, engine mounts, and the "Y" pipe that runs to your engine.

Can a Rear-End Collision Cause Suspension Problems?

Also, yes. Rear-end collisions often cause frame damage that stresses the suspension system. Damage to the suspension can cause struts, shocks, and other components to wear out more quickly. You may notice that your driving experience is rougher and more challenging to control after a rear-end collision.

We offer world-class equipment like the Chief EZ Liner Express, which can help correct frame damage and keep your vehicle running smoothly.

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You can learn more about rear-end collisions and schedule an estimated and repairs today to resolved your rear-end damages.

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