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5 Most Common Auto Body Issues

If your car is damaged, it's time to visit your local Maaco shop to determine what repair services are needed. It’s imperative that these damages are addressed quickly because they can get worse over time, if not protected.

Here are a few of the most common Auto Body Services:

Scratched or Damaged Paint

This repair service is one of the most common repairs. Although repairing scratches on paint is a straightforward process, it can be time-consuming. It requires the area to be sanded down, primed, color-matched, repainted, Then placed in the oven for shine and durability.

Weather-Related Damage

As a result of heavy winds, branches of trees can fall and dent or scratch your vehicle. Hail can cause dents and scratches, while sandstorms can cause scratches and windshield damage. The repair process will vary depending on the size and extent of the damage that has occurred.

Body Panel Replacement

This is a labor-intensive repair that requires the replacement of the panel because it would be more cost-effective than repairing the damage. In most cases, the metal or composite is either torn or creased. In addition, it is possible that the support panels or attachment points are damaged as well. Please keep in mind that repairs can be delayed because the panels must be ordered and inspected before installation.

Collision Related Damage

Collision damage can occur either by hitting another vehicle, animal, or object. These repairs and or panel replacements can be expensive. In most cases, this kind of damage requires more than one kind of repair. The impact of the collision can cause damage at the surface and behind the panel, bumper, or supporting area.

Paintless Dent Removal

This service is used to address minor dents or a dent without paint damage. They are most commonly surface dents where certain tools can be used that do not damage the paint. These tools include a plunger, soft mallet, and heat gun depending on the location or the extent of the dent. Caution during the repair is essential to avoid damage.

Visiting your local Maaco shop will give you a better idea of the type of damage on your vehicle, and the best possible repair options.