After your vehicle experiences an accident, there can be more damage than what meets the eyes.

It is essential to get your vehicle checked by a professional to get any hidden damage assessed. Here are 3 major issues you may encounter after an accident.


Even in a minor collision, your alignment can get thrown off. Alignment refers to the adjustment of your vehicle’s suspension–which connects your vehicle to its wheels.

Proper alignment is necessary because it extends the life of your tires, fuel efficiency, vehicle handling, and maneuverability.

If you notice your vehicle shaking, pulling to one side, or even uneven tire tread, you may need to get your alignment fixed.


Your battery is at risk in any sort of accident–even in rear end accidents. The inertia of an accident can cause your battery to shift out of position, cause connections to disconnect, or even damage your battery.

Be sure to check your battery after any sort of collision to make sure connects are secure and there are no cracks in the battery terminal.

Engine Light

The engine light is supposed to warn you of any impending engine trouble. If your engine light is on, or flickering between on and off, you should take your vehicle to get serviced as soon as possible–even if you don’t notice a change in performance.

Payne Collision Center

Payne Auto Group wishes everyone to stay safe when traveling! If you’ve been in an accident, the Payne Collision Center is here to help with any auto repair that needs to be done!

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