Dent Repair: When to Fix & When to Replace

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • Resources & Tips

Dents come in all shapes and sizes: they are never pretty. Some dents are obvious, some, less so. If you’re at all concerned about the condition of your vehicle’s outward appearance, chances are, that ugly dent you acquired will drive you crazy until it’s fixed.

When it comes to auto body repair, Warrenton Auto Service is your go-to destination. Depending on the severity of the dent, there are two basic options: repair or replacement.

If it’s a minor dent, we’ll always attempt to reverse the damage first. We have the tools and the expertise to eliminate those annoying surface dimples. Our qualified technicians know all the tricks of the trade. If paint less dent repair is an option, it’s always professionally handled when you come to Warrenton Auto Service.

Unfortunately, no two dents are quite the same. Complex (compound) dents involve scratches, abrasions, and other issues that can further complicate matters. If you’re not sure what’s easily repairable, bring in your vehicle for a quick appraisal. We’ll evaluate the damage and provide you with an honest estimate. With 40 years’ experience helping local motorists, we earn our customers’ trust based on the final result.

Obviously, you don’t have to be an auto expert to know when major structural damage has occurred to the framework of your car. Some auto body repair shops and dealerships suggest full replacement of the damaged piece (be it a door or bumper) right off the bat. At Warrenton, we take into account all possible scenarios. In cases where repair is feasible, if it makes more financial sense to replace the component in its entirety, that is what we will do. After all, time is money and labor costs can add up. Whatever the final call, our staff is fully invested in what’s best for the customer and their vehicle.

As discussed, some dents are easily fixed, but that doesn’t mean just anyone is qualified to do the work. If the person is inexperienced, there is a chance they can damage your vehicle even more. If they aren’t accountable for their work, you’ll be stuck with the bill for their mistakes.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding dents, dings, or anything in between.

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