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Hello,

We had poor weather this week here in Denver and though I thought I as driving carefully, on slide through a stop sign on a slick side street and and a Honda CRV hit my wheel, rear quarter panel. Wheel is bent rubs on something when driven (only drove to move out of traffic). All lines along the door, roof line and rear hatch appear to be OK. Have to wait a few weeks until it can be towed to a shop but only now considering that there may be unibody damaged and I'm unclear how that's assessed. We're at fault, I get it, and all involved were uninjured so very grateful.

While I'll let the Pros assess, are there any tell-tale things to look for on this part of the car that would signal larger damage issues to be worried about, or to ask the auto body / my insurance? This is a 2019 Touring with about 26K miles.

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Generally speaking checking the alignment of the doors, hatch, hood etc will tell you some, but you would need to put it on a frame machine to really see if anything is out of position. Unibodys are very strong so the chances of tweaking one are pretty slim unless you were in a major collision. There are some pretty good videos on unibody repair on youtube, if I can find the specific one I have in mind I will link it here. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 

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put it on a frame machine to really see if anything is out of position
The obvious inspections are on the left side of the car but with unibody and a lateral hit, the alignment of the right side needs to be in spec too. The frame alignment rack will be the guide.

Also, find out if the shop plans to hammer and Bondo the quarter or cut and replace sheet metal.
 

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Also, find out if the shop plans to hammer and Bondo the quarter or cut and replace sheet metal.
I mean...if you (and by you I man the OP's insurance) is paying for it, demand an OEM quarter panel. Looking at the rest of the damage and reading the OP's report, I suspect that's not going to even be close to the most expensive thing needing to be done.
 

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Hello,

We had poor weather this week here in Denver and though I thought I as driving carefully, on slide through a stop sign on a slick side street and and a Honda CRV hit my wheel, rear quarter panel. Wheel is bent rubs on something when driven (only drove to move out of traffic). All lines along the door, roof line and rear hatch appear to be OK. Have to wait a few weeks until it can be towed to a shop but only now considering that there may be unibody damaged and I'm unclear how that's assessed. We're at fault, I get it, and all involved were uninjured so very grateful.

While I'll let the Pros assess, are there any tell-tale things to look for on this part of the car that would signal larger damage issues to be worried about, or to ask the auto body / my insurance? This is a 2019 Touring with about 26K miles.

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First of all, glad all are OK!

I don't want to hijack this thread, but I am curious to know if the roads were very icy. The reason I ask is that I am just about to replace my OEM tires with the WildPeak AT Trails - are/were you happy with them, especially under the conditions of the accident?
 
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