New year, new resolutions. You know how that goes. Many of us set the same resolutions year after year – lose weight, exercise more, enjoy life, spend less. While these goals are certainly meaningful paths to living well, there’s something to be said for making a simple resolution that you can easily stick to. One example? Taking better care of your car, starting with the body and paint repairs you may have been putting off in 2017.
Scratches, scrapes, dings, and dents
Whether you have minor dents and dings or more extensive damage, it’s important to repair or replace the broken parts and ensure your vehicle meets manufacturers’ specifications. Maybe it didn’t seem like a big deal when someone sideswiped your car in the mall parking lot, but when your automatic door on that same side begins opening and closing erratically, you realize that even seemingly minor changes to the body can impact a car’s functions. Unless you plan on keeping your car covered up in a garage 24/7, scratches, chips and other imperfections are a fact of life. However, that doesn’t mean you have to drive around with them on your vehicle forever. Just make sure you resist the urge to order one of those “as seen on TV” touch up kits; instead, take it to a bodywork professional. Whether you are buffing out scratches or touching up paint, you run the risks of improperly smoothing scratches and dents, using the wrong paint shade, or even worse, creating unsightly bubbles or over spraying.
It’s a great time to refresh and renew your car! And you know what’s even better than that new car smell? That new car feel!