3 Reasons to Get Scratches Fixed
And 3 Reasons Not to Fix Scratches
Most of us take pride in our vehicles. Even if it was “cheap” you likely shelled out a thousand or two for it. Since it was such a big expense, you don’t want to let it get destroyed. But what happens when you get a scratch in the paint? Maybe a careless shopper brushed their cart against it, or you got a little too close to a tree, or you irked someone and they keyed your vehicle. What should you do?
Depending on the severity of the scratch, there are a few reasons you will want the best auto body repair shop in Billings to restore your vehicle to its full luster. Depending on your vehicle, there are also reasons you wouldn’t want to worry about a scratch.
Prevent Further Damage
Sometimes scratches are just superficial. Other times, they can lead to much more. Does the scratch go all the way through the paint? If you can see metal, you should get it fixed. Over time that exposed metal will start to rust, and then you’re going to have a much more expensive problem on your hands.
Maintain the Value of the Vehicle
If you have a new vehicle, there’s a good chance you will trade it in or sell it. A single scratch can end up lowering the value of your vehicle by thousands of dollars. In order to keep your vehicle pristine, and make sure that you get the most for it when it comes time to sell, get the scratch fixed.
Ensure Your Safety
Often a scratch is just a scratch. But how hard did you hit when you got the scratch? Was it a good sized collision? Are you certain there is no other damage, especially behind the panel that received the scratch? To make sure that your vehicle is completely safe to drive, bring it to the best collision repair shop in the area.
Of course, there are a few times when you don’t really want to bother getting a scratch repaired.
It’s not Worth it
If you have an older vehicle, one that just isn’t worth that much money, you might want to let the scratch go. Suppose you get a scratch on your 1997 Honda Civic that’s worth about $800, and it’s going to be $1,200 to have it repaired, you’re likely better off just leaving it.
It’s not Bad Enough to Worry About
Some scratches go all the way through the paint and hit the metal. Others scratch the clear coat and are a bit unsightly, but not damaging. If the scratch on your vehicle isn’t all that bad, you might just want to ignore it.
You Just Don’t Care
There are those that take care of their possessions. Then there are those that just don’t care. Usually this is the result of having a vehicle that is older and not worth putting the time or money into it, or perhaps you’re so rich that you don’t care about the value of your vehicle. Whatever the reason, if you don’t care, don’t get it fixed.
Big Sky Collision Center Fixes Vehicles in Billings, MT
Here at Big Sky Collision, we strive to be the best in Billings. That means our technicians have gone through rigorous training so that the final product is the safest and best repaired vehicle in Billings. Are you ready to have your scratches fixed by the best? Give us a call at 406-259-6328.