Sometimes car dents are unavoidable – debris gets kicked up in the road, a shopping cart rolls into your vehicle, sports equipment hits the side, hail stones land on top and so on. From minimal damage to deep dents, it’s important to swiftly have professionals examine and repair your dented vehicle. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to seek out dent repairs.

Rust

Rust is one of the biggest culprits of irreversible car damage that necessitates replacement panels, and it can start with one small dent. “But my paint isn’t damaged!” you say. That may be true now, but a dent can compromise the integrity of your car’s paint. Paintless dent repair is the best possible action you could take to protect the integrity of your car’s paint and overall value. Delaying repairs means that the factory finish paint where your car is dented may continue to weaken over time. A rust spot may be so small that you don’t see it at first, but rusted metal expands and weakens protective paint coatings, allowing water inside and for the corrosion to spread. By the time you do notice the rust, the damage may have already progressed to the point where only extensive repairs could remedy it – whether via an invasive, expensive repair method or complete panel replacement.

Paint Damage

Even small scrapes or cracked paint will lead to the development of rush on your vehicle, but what about dents without paint damage present? When you leave dings and dents unrepaired, so too is the paint bent out of shape. This weakened spot may become more vulnerable over time, as harsh weather, car washes and debris impact the dented spot with its compromised paint. It can begin to crack and chip away with time. The longer you leave that dent alone, the more widespread this damage will become. What started as a simple dent without paint damage could turn into a serious issue on your vehicle’s surface, requiring replacement panels or conventional repairs to fix. Paintless dent repair will no longer be an option if you need a new coat of paint. Traditional repairs are not only much more costly and time-consuming, but the cosmetic repair methods invalidate your factory finish warranty and lower the value of your vehicle a great deal.

Cost

It might seem like a burden to take your car to a paintless dent repair shop after it’s been dented. Maybe you need to move a few things around in your schedule or you’d rather not pay for repairs at this time. Unfortunately, waiting can result in both of the issues we touched on above, which absolutely will mean more expensive repairs for your vehicle if paint damage occurs. Protect your investment in your vehicle and maintain its value and warranty when you choose paintless dent repair. Having non-invasive repairs like this completed quickly will prove to be a much bigger financial benefit.

When you’re the unfortunate recipient of car dents, setting up an appointment for an evaluation and repairs should be your number one priority. If you’re looking to avoid unnecessary vehicle damage on top of what’s already occurred, get your dent taken care of as soon as possible. Our team at the Dent Shop of California is here to help – we have the specialized tools, skills and experience necessary to get your vehicle fixed and back out on the road again.