Sometimes the undercarriage of a vehicle can be damaged from striking objects the vehicle passes over. Damage could include a rock puncturing an oil pan, or a muffler being torn loose. Vehicles with low profiles are more prone to this type of damage.
What kind of damage is undercarriage?
Undercarriage: The vehicle has visible damage to its underside – including (but not limited to) the frame, body, axles, and any fittings including the suspension, exhaust, and fuel tank.
Is damage to the undercarriage of a car bad?
While much attention is given to maintaining the topside of a vehicle, often the undercarriage of an auto is not given much thought. However, the undercarriage of an auto can suffer damage as well as the top; the old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is not a good one to apply to the undercarriage of a vehicle.
Is undercarriage damage covered by insurance?
If you manage to swerve off the road in time to avoid hitting an obstacle, comprehensive insurance can cover the damage sustained to the undercarriage or body work.
What part of the body is the undercarriage?
Undercarriage is the part of a moving vehicle that is underneath the main body of the vehicle. The term originally applied to this part of a horse-drawn carriage, and usage has since broadened to include: The landing gear of an aircraft.
What is the purpose of an undercarriage?
An undercarriage is the supporting framework underneath any vehicle, whether it’s an excavator, car or tractor-trailer. Any wheels or tracks get attached or fitted to the undercarriage to help your machine move.