At some point in time, you are likely to find dents or scratches on your car. The door on another car may swing open and hit your car, a rogue shopping cart may hit your car, a flying rock or road debris may make contact with your car or hail may leave behind small dings or dents. If you have dings and dents on your vehicle, you may be curious to learn more about cosmetic dent repair. Here are some of the questions you may have about cosmetic dent repair.
What is Cosmetic Damage on a Car?
Cosmetic damage on a car is considered to be any type of damage to the vehicle that does not impact your ability to drive or safely operate your vehicle. You can see the damage on the car, but your car still operates in the same fashion. This can include everything from a scratch on your driver’s side door, a large dent in the bumper or small dings scattered on the body of the vehicle.
Why Should You Have Cosmetic Scratch and Dent Repair Completed?
There are a number of reasons why you should have cosmetic scratch and dent repair completed even if it is not impeding your ability to safely operate your vehicle. First off, many scratches and dents can actually begin to rust if they are not cared for. This happens when the clear coat or finish on your car is rubbed off or scratched, allowing water to sit on the metal of your car. Rust can be expensive to remove and cause major damage to your vehicle. Second, scratches, dings and dents can lower the value of your vehicle. This ultimately means that your car will be worth less when you go to trade it in or sell it. Finally, cosmetic scratches and dents can affect the overall look of your car. If you use your car to drive dates around or drive clients around, you want your car to look its best. Repairing dings and dents helps ensure that your car looks great.
What Methods Are Used for Cosmetic Dent Repair?
When it comes to cosmetic dent repair, one method does not work for all types of damage. A professional can take a look at the damage on your vehicle and come up with the best way to tackle the damage and restore the look of your car. Paintless dent repair is commonly used to remove small dings or dents. Touch-up painting or buffing may help to remove scratches. Larger dents may need to be pulled out or filled in.
Many people think that an autobody repair shop handles major damage to a vehicle after an accident. While we can repair major damage, we can also help with minor repairs, including cosmetic dent repair. Whether you need repairs to ensure your vehicle operates properly or you just want repairs to help your car look its best, we are here to help. Schedule an appointment with Certified Collision Center Auto Body at one of our eight locations throughout the Central Valley, or call or email us for a free estimate.