Why you should never do auto body repair yourself

A lot of drivers think that they can do auto body repair themselves. After all, how hard can it be when there are so many how-to videos on Youtube? Dent repair, paint job repair, and windshield replacements are all things that we have seen customers try to do themselves. But the truth is that while DIY work will occasionally turn out fine, these repairs go wrong more often than they go right.


If you’re thinking about doing your own auto body repair at home, here’s why you should think twice.


You can’t see the whole picture

A lot of the damage that occurs in cars involved in a collision isn’t obvious to the naked eye. Many times auto body technicians only discover the extent of damage when they get under a car and look at things from a different angle. This means that often time DIYers don’t actually address the issues with their car. Or they address the obvious issues and miss the hidden problems which are usually a lot more dangerous. This can lead people to drive a car that is actually unsafe. Only by taking your car to a professional collision center can you ensure that all damage is accounted for.


You don’t have the right equipment

Do you think the repair kits that you can buy in gas stations are actually suitable for repairing your car to a high level? Of course not. Even the paint that you can get your hands on may be more expensive or worse quality than what a repair center uses. Repair centers have a range of tools that make repairing cars quicker, easier and safer. It’s often far cheaper and much better for your car to have a repair center do the work for you.


You’ll damage your car further

We have had customers that have come to us needing help because they have tried to repair their car and only damaged it further. Needless to say, it ends up being much more expensive than if they had come to us in the first place.


Rather than try to do auto body repair yourself, come and see the experts. At Chaney’s Collision Repair Centers we have dozens of certified technicians that carry out fast and extensive repair work on your car. Our team are highly trained and know exactly what they are doing and what to look for. That means you get the perfect repair every single time. For more information on our work or to get a free quote, give us a call today at (623) 915-2886 or get in touch using our online contact form.