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3rd Kind Customz
14522 Auto Park Way C
HoustonTX 77083
 (281) 495-1352

How to Know When to Fix the Dents and Scratches in Your Vehicle

How to Know When to Fix the Dents and Scratches in Your Vehicle

Just how bad are scratches and dents? They may not seem like the end of the world. You may wonder if you need to repair it at all, but there are some consequences of leaving your vehicle with scratches and dents that may be less than ideal.

Will Scratches and Dents Hurt My Car?

A scratch or dent is initially purely cosmetic. Over time, however, dents and scratches will eventually spread. The paint will flake off and become more visible, and the body of the car will be exposed. Once that occurs, rust can begin to slowly take over and once rust gets into the frame of a car, it can be very difficult to repair. So, the answer to this question is yes, but with the caveat that it will occur over time.

Will Scratches and Dents Lower the Value of My Car?

Unless particularly severe, most scratches and dents are not going to reduce the value of a car if it's being traded in at a dealership. This is because dealerships can usually fix these problems without any substantial cost to themselves. When selling privately, a scratch and dent will usually only slightly hurt the price of your car. If your car is in otherwise pristine condition, however, a single scratch or dent could hurt it more.

A scratch or dent is initially purely cosmetic. Over time, however, dents and scratches will eventually spread. The paint will flake off and become more visible, and the body of the car will be exposed.

Of course, if you just got a custom paint job, the scratch or dent may be more noticeable to potential buyers. On the other hand, if your car is fairly old, the scratches and dents may not lower value much and it usually isn't beneficial to pay for a repair just before selling the car. Rather, it's better to get the scratch fixed when it occurs, so it doesn't cause more expensive damage.

Will Scratches and Dents Be Expensive to Fix?

One final note, scratches and dents can be surprisingly affordable to repair. Dents, in particular, may be able to be popped out in a matter of minutes if they are smaller. That means that even if you don't think it's profitable to get it fixed, you might as well get a quote.

So, should you get your vehicle's dents and scratches repaired? It all depends on what you plan to do with the vehicle. If you're planning on keeping it for the time being and selling it later on, it's a good idea to get the damage repaired early before it can cause further problems. And, if you have an expensive custom paint job, you'll want to keep it looking like new . On the other hand, if you don't care about the resale value of your vehicle (or your vehicle is already at the end of its usable life), it really may not be worth it. 

Regardless of your situation, 3rd Kind Customz can give you the information you need to make an educated decision. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We can get your car back to looking brand new.

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