Car Dents – Things You Need to Know

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Compared to vintage car models which were sold decades ago, the latest car models sold in today’s market are more prone to dings and dents. Two of the most important factors in the vehicle industry are accident safety and fuel economy. Because of this, automotive manufacturers and engineers have designed cars much like a space frame which consists of external body panels that are stretched over the frame. The latest car models are more prone to acquiring dents because these external body panels are made from much thinner materials.

Newer car models have external body panels which consists of several different materials and the rolled out sheet steel is no longer made from simple stamped expanses. Cars are designed with body panels which are commonly made from dent-resistant high impact plastic materials. Other materials used are those made from high-strength fiber glass, soft aluminum, and high-tech carbon fiber. For susceptible areas such as bumpers, materials made from softer plastic compounds are often used. When it comes to fixing or repairing a car dent, each material offers different properties. Areas of a vehicle which are made from high-impact plastics, carbon fiber and fiber glass are easily dented when it comes in collision with the corner objects such as children’s toys, fences, or parking areas. It may even sustain gouges from other vehicles. Aluminum areas are known to dent quite easily.

Depending on the severity and depth of the dent, most technicians that have the skill and knowledge in the field of auto dent repair can easily repair almost all types of car dents. Repairing major car dents may be too difficult for the average do-it-yourself vehicle owner but professional technicians are specifically trained to perform technically challenging car dent repairs. For damage that is considered to be too extensive, a professional car dent repairer has no other choice but to remove the bumper or the body of the panel and a new panel has to be installed and painted. If in case the damage is repairable, without using any body fillers and repainting methods, the technician will pull the dent back out of the panel. Not doing any repainting can save you a significant amount of money on body work and it is also considered to be more effective in removing hail damage car dents and other types of indentations that mar the surface of the vehicle. There are times that fixing a dent would require repainting, if this is the case, paintless dent removal is a great option to prepare the car for painting.

Source by steve magill