What You Should and Shouldn't Fix Before Selling Your Car

After raising seven children through their teenage years, I've had my fair share of experiences with selling used cars that have body damage. As a child saved up to buy a newer car, I was relied on to find a way to sell their old one for the most money possible. I have learned that fixing small dents and other aesthetic issues with your vehicle is a great way to significantly increase the sales price you ask when you put it on the market. But not all dents are worth paying to have fixed because it won't affect the value much. Whether you are just trying to make the money back that you've put into your vehicle or you're trying to make a profit, hopefully the pages on this website will give you some insight into what's worth putting your time and effort into fixing and what's best left untouched.

4 Reasons To Choose Mobile Dent Repair


Whether it's a minor ding from a car door or a larger dent from a small collision, getting the dent repaired quickly prevents further damage from rust and corrosion. A mobile repair can often be the best solution for completing the repair.

1. Many Repairs Are Paintless

Many repairs that qualify for a mobile dent repair don't require major work or painting. Mobile repair is best suited for dents with no creasing and minimal paint damage. The technicians are skilled and have the tools available to work out a dent without causing further damage to the paint. Small repairs to the clear coat or to minor scratches can also be performed, but there is no long wait as would be required if a whole body panel had to be repainted and dried.

2. Convenient Service Scheduling

One of the biggest hassles is finding the time to have a dent repaired. Not only do you have to make time to drop off and pick up the car, but the location of a traditional repair shop also may not be convenient to your work or home. A mobile repair service comes to you, which means they can do the repairs in your driveway, at the office, or even in the parking lot of any other place where you will be spending a few hours. Not only is this more convenient, but it also saves you the time of traveling to and from a repair shop.

3. Minimal Down-Time

Another frustration with minor repairs is transportation. If you are dropping off a vehicle at a shop, then you must arrange for a ride, take public transportation, rent a car, or spend money on a ride share service. All of these options eat up time and money. Since mobile service takes place at your location at a time convenient to you, you can schedule the repair for a window of time where you have no need of a car—such as when you are at work. The minimal time without your vehicle won't cost you money or pose an inconvenience.

4. Cost-Effective Service

Since many mobile dent repair services don't operate out of a physical shop, they can often offer more cost-effective repairs because of their minimal overhead. Many mobile repair services also accept most major vehicle insurance policies, so you would only have to pay the deductible if your policy offers the proper level of coverage to cover the dent repair. 

Contact an auto dent repair service today if you need to take advantage of a mobile service. 


17 May 2022