Should I Get My Car Repaired After A Slight Bent and Dent?

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Jennifer Aniston's limo in a fender benderThere are some people who will get in a car accident or a fender bender and they will make the decision to not get it fixed right away. They may take the insurance money still, but if the problems are merely cosmetic or there are other issues that need to be dealt with more urgently, they’ll take the insurance money and do that. While some question how ethical that is, the question remains – is a slight fender bender really worth the time to go get it fixed.

The answer depends on a lot of things. If the impact was at a bit of a higher speed, then you may definitely want to get it checked out. The more speed and impact that there is, even in a fender bender, the more likely that it is that your frame is bent. If the frame of your vehicle is bent, then it’s a lot more likely that you’re going to end up in a situation where your car needs major repairs or (in the worst cases) where you may have to total it because it’s just beyond repair. But, you can’t see that on the outside, so an inspection is likely necessary.

Another case where you may want to use it for repairs depends on the exact location of the accident. Some parts of your car will “bounce back” better than others and some of those areas may have certain parts of your car hidden underneath. If you can’t get a door open, or the accident is near the tailpipe or gas tank, then it’s definitely worth at least looking at it to at least make sure that you’re going to be able to use the vehicle.

A full inspection is usually the best idea in order to ensure that you’re going to be able to use your car without a lot of problems. It can get really stressful if your car isn’t working as it should, so you want to make sure that it’s in top condition. Don’t let money or other things get in the way of the safety that you deserve to have while you’re driving the vehicle. Just get there and take care of it ASAP so that you can get back on the road and have the great time that you want to have with your car.

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Why that Dent Could End Up Being a Bigger Problem

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There are a lot of different things out there that you can do when it comes to taking care of your car, but many people will just overlook something that they consider to be minor, like a small dent or something that really doesn’t do anything about the performance or anything else with the car. The fact of the matter is, however, that there are a lot of people out there that will ignore dents and, in the end, they become a much bigger issue than they started as. Why? Here are a few reasons that your dent should be dealt with sooner than later.

Dents actually are a lot more susceptible to rust than other parts of your car. The dented in material is actually a lot more likely to rust because the water is going to get into those areas and make it difficult for it to get out again. The rust will start to develop and form around there and then it will be hard for you to make sure that it goes away in a way that is useful and that will extend the life of your car.

Dents can also hurt the overall integrity of your car as well. You may notice that it doesn’t stand up against the wear and tear of regular use like it did and, on top of that, it’s just not going to be able to get by with just a washing. Every time that you wash it and try to keep it looking good, you just aren’t going to get the results that you want or deserve.

And on top of all of that, dents just don’t look good! If you want your car to look great all of the time, then why would you want to leave dents in there in the first place? Find a way to get them out or work with a detailer that can help you out so that you don’t have to deal with looking at a vehicle that just takes away from its appearance with that issue in the first place.

How long do you wait to deal with a dent? Do you take care of it yourself or do you do a better job going to an auto body repair part? Do you feel like dents are an urgent thing to deal with?

Categories: Dents