WHY IS IT BETTER TO ACT FAST WHEN DEALING WITH A DENT?
As sure as death and taxes, the majority of us will at some point in time have to deal with dent repair to our beloved car. Dents are more of a nuisance than a serious issue when it comes to car repair problems, but here is why we at Sudden Impact Auto Body go by the old saying, a stitch in time saves nine.
Dents can be caused by minor auto collisions, or basic human error. You could have misjudged the distance between your car door and the parallel wall, the space in between two vehicles while parking, a wayward shopping cart in a parking lot, or an actual collision with another moving car. These things happen, and thankfully the majority of them are not serious. But dents can get much worse if they are left untreated. You can think of them as a tear in your favorite piece of clothing, it will never repair itself, and eventually over time will get bigger and far more noticeable. So what are the four main issues that arise when it comes to ignoring a dent?
1. Dent Repair Will Decrease Rust Damage In Your Car
We all know that water and metal rarely mix for a positive effect. Rust occurs when iron, or material that contains iron (like steel) gets exposed to oxygen and moisture for a prolonged period of time. Car manufacturers have battled this for a long time, and the paint that cars are coated in protect the steel from water and other external elements. However with a dent, the paint can be damaged and worn away, exposing the vulnerable metal. Rust induced metal becomes weak and can expose the internal operations of a car such as the engine etc., and not to mention offers less protection for you and your passengers.
2. Dent Repair Can Stop Paint Damage To Your Vehicle
The most minor accidents won’t damage the paint and will only leave the smallest of indentations in your vehicle. For these we can offer our paintless dent repair service, a small operation that involves massaging out the dent with custom tools. It is quick and cheaper than other methods however it is only recommended if there has been no damage to the paint or stretching of the metal panel. During the auto accident if there is damage to the paint it is recommended that you get it seen to straight away. The paint will eventually start to peel away, and will cause it to spread the longer you leave it. It can also appear faded or washed away which aesthetically doesn’t look good at all.
3. Dents Can Impede A Cars Basic Functions
Dents can also have a massive impact on the function of certain parts of your car, more commonly the doors, trunk, and bonnet. The metal panels can be bent out of shape, impinging the movement between two of them. Forcing them open every time can add to the stress on the internal hinges, adding further damage that will not be allowed go unnoticed for long. A small dent that could have been massaged out beforehand could result in a complete replacement of a door or another section. If you need to set up an appointment you should give us a call on (702) 457-3002 and we will be happy to help.
4. Dents Lower the Resale Value Of Your Car
This is an obvious one but just as important. There will come a time when you will be upgrading your car, either by selling your old one to finance a new purchase or trading it in. If you took care of your vehicle during the time of ownership and got any dents taken care of immediately, your car will have a higher resale value. Cars with dents will not command as big a price as not only will the cost of repair be taken out of the value, but also the time commitment to get it fixed. This is especially true if the dent is causing more damage the longer you leave it.
If you’ve been involved in a minor collision in which there is a visible dent, you should give a reputable and highly experienced auto body shop a call immediately. We at Sudden Impact Auto Body pride ourselves in our professional work, and guarantee you the best results at a highly competitive rate. Give us a call today on (702) 457-3002 to set up an appointment. You can also find our contact information here.