Your car is a big purchase apart from your house. It is obvious that you want to keep it in top shape. Many car owners think the car only needs body work when it has been in a major accident. But this is not true. If your car needs bodywork that is left untreated, it could lead to rust and decay, negatively impacting its performance and life. Here are a few situations that call for urgent body shop repairs.
Minor car or auto accident
Even a minor accident, such as a small fender bender or a run-in with the side of your garage, can cause damage to the car’s body and it should be inspected right away to prevent it from becoming worse.
Driving your car in the winter
During winter, your car is exposed to road salt, if you live in a place where it snows. Driving through road salt can damage unprotected cars. So, it is important to have your car inspected by experienced technicians after winter.
Rust not only makes your car look old and ugly, it can damage that car’s body. Rust is more common around the vehicle’s wheel wells and along the door frame. An expert technician can identify the cause of rust and take remedial action to protect your car.
Significant car damage
If you were able to drive your car after an accident, and a door, quarter panel or the hood, cannot be used as it was intended, take your car to the body shop for an inspection and repairs immediately.