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Don't Ignore That Dent! The Benefits of Exterior Detailing

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Dent in Your Car

We've all been there. We're driving along and suddenly hear a loud 'thump!' We pull over to investigate and find a large dent in our car. Our first impulse is to ignore it.


After all, it's just a cosmetic issue, right? Wrong! While it may not seem like a big deal, that dent can actually cause some serious problems down the road if you don't take care of it immediately. 

Structural Damage

One of the most important functions of your car's exterior is to provide structural support. In a minor fender bender, that dent can cause your car's frame to warp. That might not seem like a big deal, but a warped frame can lead to all sorts of problems, including alignment issues and a decrease in the overall integrity of your car. Not to mention, it'll make your car look like junk!

Decreased Resale Value

Even if you're not planning on selling your car any time soon, it's important to consider resale value. A car with a few dents and scratches will sell for significantly less than a comparable model in good condition. So, if you ever do decide to sell or trade-in your car, you'll be glad you took the time to get those dents fixed!

Increased Rusting and Corrosion

Another reason to take care of those dents is to prevent rusting and corrosion. When metal is bent, even slightly, it weakens the metal and makes it more susceptible to rusting and corrosion. Over time, that small dent can turn into a larger spot that will ruin the look of your car and potentially lead to bigger problems down the road. 


There are plenty of good reasons to take care of those dents in your car as soon as possible, and these are just a few of them! So, the next time you hear that telltale 'thump,' don't Ignore it! Head on down to your trusted collision repair shop and take care of that problem before it turns into a bigger one.

Come to CARSTAR Robert's Collision in Monterey, CA, today, and we'll help you with your vehicle's exterior or interior detailing. Please schedule an appointment with us today, and see what makes us so unique in the Monterey community!


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