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The Most Common Body Shop Repairs

At some point in the life of your vehicle, you will need to visit a body shop. Even the best drivers will have small damage that occurs to their car with daily use.

Someone could hit your car, a tree branch could fall, or the vehicle could simply deteriorate over time. Let’s take a look at the most common body shop repairs.

1) Collision Repair

Collision repair can involve multiple different areas of your car, and it’s often vital for your automobile’s overall lifespan.

 If a collision is minor, it can be tempting just to assume that the damage is cosmetic and avoid the cost of repairing your car. However, we recommend letting a professional technician examine the damage. They will be able to determine if there will be a long-term effect that would be detrimental to your car.

An expert can also determine if there has been any damage to the frame that could result in major mechanical problems down the line. If the damage has not broken the paint, but has dented your vehicle, paintless dent repair is the way to go. PDR saves you money, improves your resale value, and is often covered by insurance.

2) Auto Body Painting

 Painting the body of your automobile is another extremely common repair. Your car may need paint to protect the exterior from the weather or just for cosmetic reasons.

If your car has had any type of scratch or damage to the paint, you might think it’s purely cosmetic. However, scratches and chips can leave your vehicle open to rust, cracking, and increased damage to the paint over time.

You may also choose to paint your car simply because you want to, and there’s nothing wrong with that!

3) Window Repair

Window damage is another common repair. The weather can cause scratches to your window glass or films, weather stripping can erode over time, and Bree on the road can cause chips or cracks.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a crack or chip can be repaired. It’s essential always to bring your car into the shop to let a professional examine it. Most shops give free estimates for repairs, so there’s no reason to worry about the extent of the damage when they can tell you what to expect. 

4) Frame Alignment and Repair

The frame of your car is not immediately noticeable, so it’s easy to overlook it. Some common signs to be aware of are if your vehicle is pulling to the left or right or shaking while driving. If you see either of those symptoms, it’s important to take it in for a professional to examine.

You may think that a frame repair is a job for a mechanic. But, it’s actually common for body shops to repair the frame while doing other collision repairs.

If your car isn’t driving as it should, or if you’ve been in an accident, have a professional examine it to make sure that there isn’t something more serious hiding beneath.

5) Dent Removal

From accidents in parking lots with shopping carts to kids playing around your car with balls or other toys, it’s so easy for your vehicle to get small (or not-so-small) dings and dents. Dent removal is extremely common. With paintless dent repair, many dents can be fixed quickly (even same day!) and leave no trace behind. 

It can be tempting to try and do dent removal yourself using one of the many over-the-counter kits available in most stores, but we advise against it. Trying to remove dents yourself can often lead to paint damage, which can be much more costly to repair.

At JM Dent Repair, we specialize in paintless dent repair (PDR). Our technicians are so good that you probably won’t be able to spot the original Dent. Plus, because PDR doesn’t require painting, you do not have to worry about the paint fading over time or a mismatched color being applied.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and let’s get your ride looking like new again.

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