If you do decide to have it repaired (this is especially if you are doing the work yourself or a friend / family is) be sure that you fully understand everything that needs doing. If the car has sustained a significant impact there may be further damage found when you strip parts of so you should always allow for this as once you have brought the car back, the insurance company or garage will not be responsible for anything else that is found. The vehicle may need to go on a jig to pull it straight again, if this is the case the use of a jig alone can be costly and the chances are there may be more to the damage than meets the eye. You will probably also have to have the car wheels realigned and may need a certificate to show that it is roadworthy again. Some insurance companies will not insure written off vehicles once repaired and if they do will charge a hefty premium.
A good time to have the wheel alignment of your vehicle checked is whenever you’re having new tyres installed. We are always told about how tyres need to be changed regularly and be the right model of tyre for your car, otherwise the efficiency of your vehicle will be reduced, and your driving experience will also be affected. The same can be said for wheel alignment, which will also affect you driving experience significantly.
Wheel alignment refers to the angle that the wheels are adjusted to. With cars, the manufacturer will often specify the correct setting, although some drivers will opt to have a different setting, thereby achieving a different driving experience. You will see this most commonly with cars used in off road racing, where they’ve had their wheel alignment adjusted so that they will perform better for the set of circumstances they’ll be under. But usually, the best option for car owners is to follow the manufacturers recommendations.