“I am pretty sure someone lost control of their shopping cart,” Braelynn said. “And that’s how I got this dent.” There is a small indentation on her rear passenger side door. “It’s not anything I want to bother the insurance company about, I’m sure. But is it worth it for me to pay out of pocket to fix this small dent?”
We specialize in collision repairs (in the East Bridgewater area) and when we’re asked this type of question, the answer is generally yes. Small dents lead to bigger problems down the road. The dent creates vulnerabilities where moisture, salt, and other chemicals used on winter roads can penetrate past the paint layer to the body of your car. This contributes to rust and other damage.
It’s also important to get small dents fixed if at some point you’re planning to sell the car. Think back to when you were shopping for a car. Any small imperfection was a good enough reason to try to get a lower price! Now when you’re selling the car, the situation is reversed. The dent that seems minor to you may be enough for buyers to be willing to pay less than you’d hoped for.
How Long Does It Take to Have a Small Dent Repaired
Nobody enjoys being without a car. The best East Bridgewater collision repair shop is known for prompt, speedy repairs. Before we take your vehicle in, you’ll know how long repairs are expected to take and when your car will be ready for you. Most small dents can be fixed in a few hours. If there is significant paint damage with the dent, repairs can take slightly longer. To minimize inconvenience, we do assist car owners when they need to get a rental car during the time repairs are being done.