Do not let “cheap” influence you! The cost is generally exactly what everyone looks at initially, however, if perhaps they make use of a can a spray paint, how’s your automobile going to look whenever they’re done? Check around and see just what kind of work they do – first – just before you allow them to have your automobile.
The first thing you need to remember is to choose automotive paint tool! If you choose auto body replacement you will be paying a lot more money. It cost money to order the replacement part. You will not only get charged for the part but have to pay more since it will usually take longer than repairs. You may also have to get a rental car while you are waiting for the repair to be completed. That will cost you more money.
Most cars today feature a car body so thin and flexible that dents can be created accidentally.by simply leaning on your car! Most very small dents can be easily repaired with a soft hammer. Always aim for the center of the dent, to avoid making new marks on the outer circumference of it, and “pound out” the depression. NOTE: you may have to view the dent from the underside of the car. With a fender dent, this can only be done by raising the vehicle and removing the wheel under the dent. Then, while hammering with one hand, you can feel the outside of the fender with your other. This allows you to check that the dent is evenly pushed out. If you *still* can’t remove the dent, jump ahead to the “large dent removal” section of this article, as you will have to remove the fender from the car.
Now that you have a better understanding on blending, make sure your shop blends. It is done by bringing a bit of color into the next panel, then clear coating it completely. Sometimes they will claim it is possible to butt match a panel & skip the blend. Sometimes it will look alright, sometimes it won’t. But more often then not when you get your car under a different light source.say at night under some halogens at a club meeting, the failure to blend can become very apparent.
So you notify your agent that you want to take you car to a different body shop. But he reacts with something such as “We won’t guarantee the repair when you go there” or “You’ll need to pay extra if you go to the shop that you picked” or some other statement intended to discourage you from going to your shop and motivate (or even try to coerce) you to go to the company’s “preferred” shop.
One thing to check is how long the shop has been in business for. This is not a sole indicator, but if the shop has been in business for some time chances are they are reliable and should do a good job on your vehicle. Don’t choose a shop that has secured a bad name for their shop. Also, if you were to have any problems down the road you want to be sure that they will be around to uphold any warranty or guarantee that they will most likely give you.
If you are going to buy a business with your hard earned money, you want to make sure you get what you paid for. Many people believe it is all right to cheat the taxman but otherwise are very honest citizens. Others feel it is all right to cheap any poor sucker that comes along. Don’t be a sucker, do your due diligence and get what you paid for.