Types of Car Body Damage and How To Fix It

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Wouldn’t it be nice if a vehicle could stay new, pristine looking and damage-free forever? Sadly, the simple act of driving makes that almost impossible. Whether it’s from city or highway driving, vehicle damage happens so many different ways: weather, other drivers, flying debris, fender benders. The list goes on.

The good news is that car damage can be fixed. At Super Euro, our clients bring in vehicles that have range of issues and we pride ourselves on having the experience, tools and confidence to fix any type car body damage.

Here are some of the most common examples and how we go about fixing it.

Paint scratches

We see all kinds of paint scratches from many types of situations. For example, someone thought they had more room backing out of an underground parking spot or they come back to their vehicle from grabbing groceries and a scratch has mysteriously appeared.

Whatever the cause, rest assured they are simple to fix. Small scratches might be easily buffed out while larger ones might need filler and computer-matched paint.

Dents

Did someone open their door into your car? Or maybe you didn’t notice that pole that somehow snuck up behind you.

Dents, again, are not a big deal and a good technician can help fix it, and there are many different ways to go about it. Small dents can be suctioned out, and for larger dents, a technician will drill a small hole to insert a unique tool. That tool can then pull the bump upward to smooth it out.

Weather damage

Thankfully in the lower mainland, we don’t get much snow, because snow means salt on the roads and that salt is horrible for a car’s paint job. We do, however, get huge swings in weather patterns, from wind and rain to the occasional hail storm to baking hot sun. All of these are hard on a paint job and can cause damage.

An auto body shop can repair this type of body damage by sanding and repainting the affected areas. If rust is a problem, it might require the technician to cut out the rusted parts and replace it.

There are also some preventative measures you can take to keep your car looking good. For example, cleaning and waxing your car regularly will help the vehicle’s paint job remain intact. Removing the dirt, bird droppings and tree sap is essential to keep your car looking good. The wax will add a protective layer to keep debris and dirt from breaking down the paint and will keep it nice and shiny for longer.

Of course, the most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle in good condition is to drive carefully, especially in bad weather like rainstorms or a snowfall. If you don’t have the proper tires or windshield wipers that work well, you are putting yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.

If you are in need of an auto body shop that can handle problems big or small, bring your vehicle by. We would love to help you out!

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