What parts are underneath a car?

Your muffler, brakes, axles, transmission — These are all housed underneath your vehicle. You may not notice any of them until you have a problem: an oil leak, or a piece of your exhaust falling off — or worse!

What is the plastic underneath the car called?

The engine splash shield is a plastic or metal protective panel installed on the underside of a vehicle engine. It goes by many other names including engine splash guard, skid plate, underbody cover, and lower engine cover.

What’s undercarriage damage on a vehicle?

Undercarriage: The vehicle has visible damage to its underside – including (but not limited to) the frame, body, axles, and any fittings including the suspension, exhaust, and fuel tank.

What is secondary damage on a car?

A secondary car accident is one that occurs as a direct or indirect consequence of a previous accident, known as the primary accident. These secondary accidents typically happen shortly after a primary accident, and in the near vicinity of the primary accident.

How do you check for undercarriage damage?

Measure the distance between the fender and rear wheels with your hand. If you have four fingers on one side, and only three on the other, then you have a good idea something was bent or moved out of line. Undercarriage — Another way to check for visible damage is to jack-up the car and eyeball the undercarriage.

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