Dents and scratches on our cars happen to all of us. Sometimes they are small or in an area on your car that’s not very noticeable so it’s tempting to ignore it rather than get it fixed. If you have a newer vehicle, you almost always should get a dent or scratch fixed.Here’s why you should worry about fixing dents and scratches on your new car.
Always Repair a Scratch
Scratches are usually fairly inexpensive to fix. An ignored scratch can lead to rust and corrosion which can spread to other areas of the vehicle. Scratches can also lower the resale value of your car if you leave them unrepaired. If the scratch isn’t very deep, it can easily be repaired by being cleaned and filled in with a rubbing compound.Deep scratches that show metal will need to be filled, sanded and painted by a professional body shop. Deep scratches are also more susceptible to rust, so repairing them should be a top priority, or you’ll end up spending more money in the future.
Leave Dents to the Professionals
Dents should always be repaired by a trained professional so that the entire vehicle can be examined for anyunder lying damage that you may have missed. Like scratches, dents can lead to rust and corrosion if left unrepaired which can lower your car’s value and cause costly damage. With larger dents, you should never continue to drive your vehicle without being checked by a mechanic, even if you don’t plan on repairing the dent. There could be serious damage to your car that you’re not aware of.
If you’ve recently acquired a dent or scratch on your vehicle, come to either of our Jost locations. Our trained professionals can walk you through your repair options and answer any questions you may have about the process.