Autobody repairs are rarely considered an ‘inside job.’ In fact, when thinking of what autobody shop workers do, it is the outer fixes that usually come to mind. But interior repairs that body shops provide are important too. From auto detailing to carpet and upholstery repair, is are a lot of work that can be done on the inside of your vehicle to keep it in tip-top shape. Wanting to know why interior repairs are essential? Wondering what kind of interior fixes that body shops handle? Read on for more info.
The Importance of Interior Repair
In the past, we have talked about ways to increase the resale value of your car. Dealers know that making sure there are no broken pieces on the inside of a vehicle is huge. A big part of this is paint and dent repair. But keeping the inside of your car looking good is important as well. Not only will it help you sell your car in the long run, but it will also save you money on damages that come from not taking care of the interior.
So, what kind of interior repairs do body shops provide? Here’s a starter list:
- Auto detailing
- Carpet dyeing and repair
- Console and dashboard repairs
- Seat repair
- Vinyl repair
- Replacement of polymers (plastic pieces)
It Starts with Detailing
Many of a vehicle’s interior issues can be fixed with a professional auto detailing. We mention ‘professional’ because it seems that ‘car cleaners’ come a dime a dozen these days. But that doesn’t mean the service provided will be of top quality. A specialized interior repair show will provide the following detailing services:
- Interior Vacuum
- Interior Vacuum
- Shampooing of all carpeting and mats
- Shampoo seats (if cloth)
- Clean Leather Seats
- Clean dashboard and all door panels
- Console cleaning
- Woodgrain and Chrome Trim Polished
- Windows cleaned inside and outside
- Trunk cleaned
- Air vents vacuumed and cleaned
- Door Jams Cleaned
As you can see from the list above, there’s a lot that goes into getting a vehicle’s interior clean. But what about more significant interior issues? A qualified auto body shop can handle those as well.
Other Interior Repairs
One of these much-needed services is mold and mildew removal. If your vehicle was flooded or somehow has water damage on the inside, you might be interested in:
- Complete Mold and Mildew Appraisal
- Moisture Removal
- Complete Surface Mold Cleaning and Eradication
- Thorough Cleaning and Sanitizing of Interior
- Re-Examine Treatment to Ensure 100% Guaranteed Mold Removal
Odor removal treatments are available as well. There are also the pieces of the interior that need to be fixed that like broken consoles, leather dashboards that have been cut or ripped, or vinyl that is peeling. Rips or years of being parked in the sun can seriously alter the look of leather seats. It can also take away the luxury of leather seats.
The main thing that shies the customers away from paying for interior repairs is the cost. Although most services are reasonably priced, even the more expensive ones should be considered. The great thing is that you don’t have to tackle everything at once. You can make small interior repairs, one at a time until the inside of your vehicle is like new.
Is your vehicle in need of interior auto body repairs that could help increase your resale value? Do you have small repairs inside of car that need to be fixed so that you can drive comfortably? Contact Orlando Auto Body at 480-485-4653 today for a free estimate. We would be honored to help you return your vehicle’s interior to like new condition.