To Repair Or Replace Your Car Panel? The Bodyshop Asks The Question!

When your car is covered in scratches, scrapes, scuffs or minor dents, it needs to be fixed to ensure that rust will not form and magnify the problem. Clearly, for most car owners, cost is a major factor when it comes to resolving such an issue. At some point between discovering the damage and repairing it, we will all wish for the problem to disappear without us having to reach for our wallets! Am I right? Except, that’s not the case! In fact, the longer you decide leave it, the larger the bill will be further down the line.

Here at the Bodyshop we feel your frustration and it’s our mission to ensure that you receive the fairest price without compromising on quality. We want you to get the most from your hard earned cash. Therefore, each of our estimates is generated using a computer, wherever possible. Except it doesn’t stop there! Owners are frequently faced with the decision to either repair or replace the damaged car panel?

From previous blogs we have written, you would know that a staggering 59% of impact dents and scratches take place in supermarket car parks. This could be where someone may have carelessly knocked their door into your vehicle or lost control of their trolley. Regardless of how it got there, you are still left to resolve the issue.

As it saves you the cost of a new part, we would frequently recommend repairing the side panel as opposed to replacing it. Particularly when there’s the cost of having the panel stripped, repainted and fitted to also consider. When carrying out a minor dent repair, our technicians would use the most effective methods to ensure that the job is completed to the highest possible standard. Depending on the size of the dent, we would use either Paintless Dent Removal or SMART repairs to sort your problem; except, it’s worth noting that neither technique is as effective when the paintwork has been damaged. As suggested in the name, PDR can be carried out without the need for paint or fillers.

Unfortunately, there will be times when the dent is so substantial that you will need to replace the car panel. In situations such as this, where the paintwork has been damaged, it will to be more beneficial to you, as the car owner, to have the panel replaced.

For professional assistance, just pop down to the Bodyshop, there you will receive honest, friendly advice!

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