Whether it’s a scrape from a curb or a ding from a rogue car door, cosmetic damage is to be expected during the lifespan of a car. If you want to retain your car’s appearance, you’ll want to have any cosmetic damage repaired.
At Andy Mohr Collision Center, we’re here to keep vehicles around Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington looking great on the road. To learn more about what’s considered cosmetic damage and what can be done, keep reading!
Cosmetic damage is considered to be any damage that doesn’t affect the operation of the car. In other words, cosmetic damage isn’t going to impair your car’s performance, but it will definitely impact your vehicle’s appearance.
In most cases, cosmetic damage may consist of light harm to the body of the car, such as minor scratches and dents. This type of damage doesn’t affect the frame of the vehicle and doesn’t require immediate repair. Still, you’ll want to have these exterior issues taken care of at some point with our detailing services.
Cosmetic damage can be repaired using a variety of methods. The type and extent of the repair that’s required can vary. For example, a scratch in your vehicle’s paint may need just a simple touchup. However, if the scratch extends into the bottom layers of your car’s paint job, a more comprehensive repainting becomes necessary.
Dents can often be fixed using paintless dent repair if the dent is mild. This process involves pushing the sheet metal outward until restored to its original position. If the dent has cracked the paint, buffing and additional repair work will be required.
Overall, if your car has cosmetic damage, it’s a good idea to take it to a professional to have the vehicle’s condition properly assessed.