Why it Doesn’t Pay to Leave a Car in Disrepair

Why it Doesn’t Pay to Leave a Car in Disrepair

If you are unlucky enough to be involved in a minor car accident and came off worse, with a small scratch down the side, resist the temptation to deal with it later. Contrary to some motorists’ beliefs, once the body paint has been compromised, corrosion has a path to the inner metal. Even a slight dent or scratch can be the outset of rust, and once that sets in, you are looking at a costly repair.

There are some occasions when the damage affects the running of the vehicle, which could be an aerodynamic change in the bodywork shape, or perhaps a tyre is being cramped by bent bodywork, and in any case, repairs should be carried out swiftly.

Corrosion Control

A modern car has been thoroughly protected by several coats of paint, which, aside from making the car look nice, also protect the metal surface against the elements, and anything that breaks that seal, even a slight scratch, can expose the inner metal to the elements, which begins the corrosion process, albeit slowly.

Local Solutions

These minor dents and dings can happen at any time, and if you source a good local car bodywork repair company, then they can deal with anything that happens without causing you too much inconvenience. They would likely have services like loan cars and free drop offs into town, which really help, especially after the stress of being involved in a car accident.

Professional Advice

While all motorists know the rules and regulations of driving, many do not know much about repairs, and rather than spend the time trying to find a reputable repair shop, it is better to call out someone who can give you an on the spot diagnosis and can also take the car way, should it be necessary. At Nova, we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction, and we always aim to please, whatever the situation.

Preventative Maintenance

Fixing a dent immediately could be called preventative maintenance, as it will prolong the life of your vehicle, and by using a company that employs the latest technology, the cost can often be surprisingly low. If a small dent has occurred, but the paintwork has not been compromised, it might be possible to use paintless dent removal (PDR), which is very affordable as there is no need for any spraying.

Transparency

Very often, the car owner is the last person to find out what’s going on, but with Nova, we believe in transparency, and if there are any decisions to be made, we will keep you informed of all your options, and advise you on the most cost effective way to repair the damage. In some cases, it might pay to actually pay for the repairs out of your own pocket, as claiming on your insurance will result in higher premiums the following year, and that might be to your disadvantage.

Prompt repairs will ensure your vehicle is always in good shape and should you ever require body repairs, contact us anytime and we would be happy to help.