How to Measure a Bent Car Frame?

If you’ve got a bent car frame, it’s time to get it checked out. You can do this by using a straightedge and a tape measure. Here are the steps.

Place the straightedge on top of the bent area so that both ends of the straightedge are touching the car body in front and back of the bend. Mark these points with chalk.

Use your tape measure to measure from one end of the straightedge to its other end; this is your first measurement for determining whether or not there is any deviation from the level along this line.

Then repeat this process on each side of the bent area until you have four measurements total of two from each end of each side. If all four measurements are within 1/8″ of each other meaning they’re basically equal then chances are good that your frame is okay.

Tools needed to measure a bent car frame

We’ll show you how to measure a bent car frame. We’ll start out by discussing the tools you’ll need for this task and then move on to the actual process of measuring your vehicle.

You’ll need a tape measure and a spirit level. The tape measure will help you take measurements from different points on your car and make sure that they’re consistent. The spirit level will ensure that the whole thing is level and not leaning anywhere otherwise everything will look crooked when you’re done.

Take measurements from each corner of your vehicle. Don’t forget about the front and back corners. You want to make sure that each measurement is consistent throughout your vehicle so it looks even when all four sides are straightened out in the end.

After making sure all four corners are even with each other, use those measurements as a guide for removing any bends in your frame.

Determine the bend angle

Determine the bend angle. To do this, measure the distance from the top of the frame to the center of the tire in inches. Then add 1/2 inch to that number and divide it by two. This is your bent angle.

Calculate the difference between those two lengths and divide by two to get your bend angle. The first step to measuring a bent car frame is to measure the length of the top of the car and then measure the distance from that point to the bottom of the car.

The second step is to calculate the difference between those two lengths and divide by two to get your bend angle. Once you have measured both lengths, subtract one from the other and then divide that difference by two. This will give you an accurate measurement of how much of an angle there is in your vehicle’s frame.

How to check the suspension levels of the car?

The first step is to determine what kind of suspension your car has MacPherson or double wishbone. If you’re not sure, ask a mechanic. Once you know what kind of system you have, there are a few ways to check the levels.

The first thing you’ll want to do is start at one end of the car and measure from the ground up. You’ll have to find some sort of level ground. Then get down on all fours and measure from where your hip is touching the ground up to where your head is touching the ground.

If there are more than three inches between those two points, then that means your suspension is too low and needs to be adjusted.

How to check for missing bolts or screws on the car’s frame?

To check for missing bolts or screws on the car’s frame, you’ll need. A flashlight. A flathead screwdriver.


It’s important to remember that there are a lot of variables when it comes to measuring a bent car frame. If you’ve been in an accident and need assistance with this process, please give us a call at.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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