The Danger of Do it Yourself Auto Body Repairs
One reason why a DIY repair may not go as planned occurs when the problem you set out to address isn’t the real problem at all. What might look like just a surface scratch could be hiding structural problems. This is especially true after a collision.
Sometimes a small dent in a bumper is actually covering for a bent frame. If you pull out the dent and carry on without fixing the major issue, an accident could occur. If you take your vehicle to a professional auto body shop, trained technicians will make sure to look for any co-existing damage that a DIY job wouldn’t uncover.
Another repair job that some drivers try to take on themselves is repairing smudges or chips in their paint. Because new types of paint make it easier than ever to touch-up paint jobs, vehicle owners like to go at this task alone as well. Unfortunately, matching the paint is much harder than buying it.
Even if you are able to find the exact color, it probably won’t look the same. This is because paint formulas, especially for metallic coats, often require two or more coats. Sometimes they even require a special mix. The only thing that looks worse than chipped paint is paint that doesn’t match!
Plus there’s always the possibility that you’ll make a mistake during the painting process. Auto body painters possess both a steady hand and professional technique that is gained from experience. For these reasons, it’s best to leave the painting to the pros!
Before taking on a DIY repair, call 480-485-4653 and let the professionals at Orlando Auto Body take a look. We can also take care of everything from the actual repairs to the filing of your insurance.