Exactly What is an Auto Body Frame Machine?
A frame straightening machine consists of a platform large enough to hold a car, SUV or pickup truck, and two or three upright posts or towers that can be rotated 360-degrees and moved along the platform perimeter to work on different areas of a vehicle frame. The most up to date machines use computerized line-of-sight lasers or sonic senders to assess a car’s frame and diagnose how much damage it has sustained. These diagnostics are used to determine whether the vehicle is repairable, and to provide an estimate of how long the repair should take, which is necessary to calculate the cost. This on-board measuring equipment is also used to ensure that a repair is performed accurately.