Small Scratch And Dent Repair For Your Vehicle
Most of the time, small dings and scratches are just that, minor. However, there are times when what looks like a minor cosmetic issue is actually hiding mechanical or structural damage. Some modern cars have flexible bumper covers that can hide significant problems. For example, sometimes a small indention in a vehicle’s front or rear bumper can hide a bend in the metal behind it. Also, leaving a scratch untreated can result in bending metal later on and instability while in operation. Having any dents or scratches checked out by a quality body shop can prevent further damage that would result from continuing to drive the vehicle un-repaired.
Risk of Rust
Another risk of leaving exterior scratches unfixed is the possibility of corrosion. Since the mid-1990s, most cars have been built with fully galvanized panels that are corrosion resistant. This means that paint is mostly decorative now and is no longer an essential element to keep cars from corroding. However, a lower risk doesn’t mean rust damage isn’t possible. Exposed edges and larger scratches can lead to more extensive damage and costly repairs to your paint later. This is especially true in areas of high humidity since these are high-rust-risk areas for any exposed metal. Again, scratch and dent repair–even small ones–are important for future trade-in or resale value.
If you are concerned about a dent or scratch, let Orlando Auto Body take care of the guess work and determine if your “ding” is purely cosmetic or structural. We also do paint-less dent repair. Regardless, our experienced technicians can quickly fix the issue and have your vehicle in mint-condition. Click here for an estimate from our highly qualified staff.