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Need some advice on report back from autobody shop. My wife's 2001 S60 T5 was rear ended in a 4 car accident with the damages amounting to $4100. <P>The shop stated that they had to make some minor adjustments to the frame. I was under the impression that once the frame of a car was damaged/bent to any degree the car was shot. The shop also stated that cars today are design so that the in the event of an accident the frame will give and then can be "adjusted" without causing any permanent damage to the car. <P>Is this really the case or are we begin sold a bill of goods?<BR>
 

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From what I have heard about this, they are telling the truth. There are highly specialized frame adjustment machines that cost big $$$. If they have someone there that knows how to use it properly, then they should be able to do a good job, without any problem.<P>-Drew
 

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The frame can definitely be put back into spec. And as stated above, autobody shops have high dollar machines that bend and pull the frame very precisely. When my wife's Saab got trashed by some father trying to teach his daughter how to drive...the body shop I took the Saab and the father's insurance company argued about whether or not the frame could be put back into spec and whether or not it was worth the money to fix the car. The body shop claimed it was a total loss and the insurance company (AllState Sux!!!) did not believe them and said it could be fixed. It's been over a year now and AllState and my insurance company (who took the claim) are still going back and forth about it. Sorry about the rant!
 
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