Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Dent and Ding Repair

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Dent and Ding Repair

Dents and dings are part of every vehicle owner’s life. No matter how careful you are, you cannot always avoid those stray shopping carts, hail, distracted drivers, fender benders, and other hazards to your car’s paint job. While this type of minor damage does not affect how your rig rides, it is important to address dents, dings, scratches, and scrapes as soon as you can.


You know the expression, a stitch in time saves nine? Turns out that it applies to cars as well as life! Taking a little time and spending a little money now will help you avoid extensive, and expensive, issues down the road. Here are 5 reasons why you should make an appointment with your trusted dent repair experts.

1. There may be hidden damage 

Even if a dent or ding seems to be just a cosmetic issue, there could be damage to the metal underneath. And, remember, your car is like a puzzle: it is designed to fit together just so. Let’s say that you are in a fender bender, for example, and one component is damaged. This can alter the position of other parts or push them out of place, even if just slightly. Eventually, this will impact how your vehicle operates.

2. Your frame could be compromised

If you are in a minor accident, it can affect your vehicle’s frame. Crashes often weaken the structure of the car or truck, leaving you vulnerable and less-than-optimally protected. If you are in another collision, the frame may not be able to do its job properly. 

3. Corrosion is not your friend

In fact, corrosion is your vehicle’s worst enemy. The paint is designed to provide a protective coating to deter corrosion and rusting. A dent or ding compromises the paint’s integrity. In other words, it opens the door to further damage. When the metal is exposed, it begins to deteriorate, and once it starts, it does not stop without intervention. Rust spreads, and it literally eats away at your vehicle. 

Even if you do not mind driving a rust bucket, the big issue here is your safety. Your vehicle may not pass state inspection, may become unsafe to drive, and repairs will be much more intensive and pricey.

4. You preserve your resale value

Any spots of rust immediately cause your car’s resale value to plummet. It may run like a top now, but prospective buyers will be put off by the thought of spending more money on rust repair. They may also wonder how far it has spread, and if it is too extensive or renders the car uninspectable or unsafe, they’ll walk away.

5. Dent repair can be fast and easy 

We understand that taking your car to a body shop is not only an inconvenience, it is a major expense. Many people put it off. Don’t! Trust the experts at First Aid Auto to get you back on the road in no time - without breaking the bank. 

Family owned and operated, we have 20+ years of experience and our technicians have perfected their techniques at leading auto dealerships in Western North Carolina. We’ve worked on everything from Chevys and Fords to BMWs and Mercedes. No matter what you drive, we can help. Don’t neglect dings and dents! Give us a call, and hit the road with confidence. 

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