Twisted Frame – A twisted frame is hard to spot, but one way you tell is if there are gaps in the body. The car will tend to lean in a specific direction and will cause your coils and tires to wear at a faster rate. Another sign is instability when driving at higher speeds.
Mash Damage – Mash damage occurs when the vehicle gets hit from the rear or a head-on collision. The frame stacks onto itself, and the frame ends up being shorter than what it used to be. Mash damage can occur even at low-speed collisions.
Sway Damage – Sway damage happens when a car gets hit in the corner or t-boned. This causes the frame to bend to left or right. An easy way to tell if you have sway damage is your car will tend to drift to the left or right—it will not drive in a straight line.
Is it safe to drive with frame damage? The simple answer is, No. If the car frame is damaged, this reduces optimal drivability, and it presents a risk to the driver and occupants on the road. Along with these risks, frame damage can cause additional mechanical problems to your vehicle if not taken care of soon.