Broadly defined, the term “frame work” refers to any auto repair work to the chassis or essential structural components of a vehicle. In the past, cars were designed with a frame (or chassis) that was separate and distinct from its body (or shell).
During the second half of the 20th century, however, more and more manufacturers began to build cars with a unibody design. A unibody vehicle differs from a traditional body-on-frame vehicle because its shell and internal cabin are incorporated directly into its chassis.
By welding all frame and body sheet metal parts together to form a single unit, auto builders are able to produce cars with greater strength, better structural integrity, and enhanced passenger safety.However, many of the parts within unibody vehicles play more significant roles in terms of maintaining essential structural integrity. These parts and are called “structural parts.”
When it comes to frame work, today’s auto technicians can perform extraordinary repairs on traditional frames and structural parts alike. In past decades, a car with a bent frame was commonly totaled. Thanks to state-of-the-art modern technology, a good auto body shop can now return a damaged vehicle frame to its original factory specifications.