Fixing Dents and Increasing Your Cars Value

Fixing Dents and Increasing Your Cars Value

We all have them, well most of us. Small dents in our vehicle, dents that possibly came from parking lots, grocery carts, hail – you name it. And then there are the big dents, small collisions with the garbage can or a tree. However you acquired your dents, you can be sure that each and every one of them takes away from the value of your car. Try using the Kelley Blue Book and you will quickly discover a rating system based on your car’s condition. The difference in price between your cars condition of Fair to Excellent is sometimes quite significant.

There are other ways you can determine the increased value of your car when fixing dents. For starters, it just makes your car look better. A car that looks good is naturally worth more money than an identical car that has dents or dings marring its appearance. A car’s value is higher when it remains closer to its original brand-new condition. A dent-free car also shows that you have maintained and cared for your car. When trying to sell a vehicle, this is an important impression to make. A car that has numerous dents and dings gives the impression that the car has been abused and/or neglected.

Fortunately, there are many ways to remove dents from your vehicle, which include a simple paintless dent removal processes to having the body shop to an all out dent removal.

If you have never heard of paintless dent removal or PDR, it is the process of removing small dents (usually the size of a dime, quarter, or half dollar), which often occur on a car’s exterior as a result of door dings or Hail Damage. Technicians use specialized tools to push the metal back into its original shape from behind the dent and depending on the location of the damage, sometimes the panel is accessed by removing trim pieces, through window openings or by removing inner panels.

The paintless dent removal has become a popular solution for consumers and auto body repair shops due to the many ways it can save the consumer money. First of all, it takes much less time to repair a car with this system than it does when a car has to have pieces replaced or has to be repainted. With the paintless system, there is no sanding, body filler or repainting necessary.

Another benefit of paintless dent removal is that insurance companies recognize its value and therefore often refer customers to shops that provide this service. Insurance companies see how the process is efficient, cost-effective and a value-added service, which in turn keeps premiums down for their clients.

Last, because the paintless dent removal system is a process that takes less time than a full auto body repair, you do not have to be without your car for as long of time. If the repair is small enough, sometimes a repair technician can come to you. This of course means you don’t have to drive your car to a shop, leave it, have someone drive you back home and later drive you back to the shop to pick up your car.

Whatever system your auto body technician chooses in repairing your car’s dents, one thing is sure, the beauty and value of your car will be improved, which means more money and savings for you.



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