Driving around in a brand new car can be an exhilarating experience. Your car looks great, it drives like a dream, and you are turning heads everywhere you go. But things can quickly turn sour when you go to get into your brand new car after leaving it in a Walmart car park to find one long scratch against the side of your door.
Your brand new car is ruined. Or is it?
Auto body scratch repair can have your car looking as good as it did the day you drove it off the dealer’s lot. But with so many dealers to choose from, finding one that will do the best work at the best price can be tricky. Not to worry, make sure you get the best auto scratch repair possible by following these tips.
Check that your scratch isn’t just superficial
The first thing you should do, before you even visit an auto body shop to get a quote, is to check out the scratch or mark yourself. Run your fingers along it and try rubbing it. If it is just a superficial scratch you should find that the mark goes away after a little rubbing. You can buff it out to remove it completely. If the scratch doesn’t go away and you can see white in it, then you’ll need to take it to a repair shop before the scratch has a chance to corrode.
Look for auto body shops with stellar reputations
You want to give your brand new car to an auto body shop that you can trust. Asking your friends and family for recommendations is a great start. As is turning to Google and checking out the reviews of the repair shops near you. The Better Business Bureau’s website is also a great way to check the reputation of a company that you are considering.
Look out for professional certifications
A good reputation is one thing, professional certification is another. Diplomas and other certifications from some of the leading body’s in the industry such as I-Car and ASE are a great sign that the shop’s technicians are well trained. If they receive ongoing training from one of these two bodies then even better.
Get a high-quality, detailed quote
If you are going to invest in auto body scratch repair, you want to do it properly. That means not opting for the cheap touch up work that some repair shops will offer. Instead, get an itemized quote from several repair shops that details exactly what the technician will do to repair the scratch and how much it will cost. Double check that they have the correct paint color to match your car’s, too. There’s nothing worse than paying for scratch repair only to see that the new paint doesn’t match the existing paint.
If you’re considering get auto scratch body repair, give a member of our team a call today on (623) 915-2886 or request a quote using our online form.