DIY Dent Repair: Think Twice Before Doing It Yourself

You come out of the grocery store and find that the car that was parked next to you and was hugging the line a little too close did, in fact, hit your car. While you can wish all you want that you had chosen another parking spot, no amount of wishing can take away the dent. The damage has been done and the only thing you can do now is repair it.

If the dent isn't too bad, you may be thinking about doing the repair yourself. You've seen dozens of infomercials that advertise do-it-yourself dent repair kits that make removing a dent seem as easy as 1, 2, 3. You can't help but think that this method of dent removal will save you from having to contact a professional and could save you money.

Well, before you decide to invest in one of these DIY dent repair kits, keep on reading and you'll probably change your mind.

 Finding the Right Tools Can Be Hard

Though those infomercials may lead you to believe that their 'generic' tools are adequate to repair any dent, the truth of the matter is it's not often true.

Different dents require different tools to remove them. Unless you are seasoned in body repair, you probably won't have a clue which tool you actually need to get the job done. If you're frugal, you might be tempted to pick the cheapest kit you can find, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for. And the more expensive tools can be so expensive that it may actually be more cost-effective to have a pro do the job for you.

You Might Need a Pro Anyway

So, let's say you do pick a DIY car dent repair kit and you give it a go. There's a good chance that you could end up doing nothing, and the original dent will remain; or, there's a chance that you could cause even more damage. Either way, you'll still need a professional in the end.

It's a Bandage

No matter how much you try, and no matter how well a dent repair kit works, the bottom line is this: it's just a bandage. The dent isn't really fixed; it's just masked over. That dent will never really be repaired, and though the average person would probably never be able to spot the damage, to you, it will always stick out like a sore thumb.  

In summary, no matter how small that dent or ding is in your door, your hood, your fender or your trunk, avoid the aggravation of a DIY dent repair kit and bring it to a professional like A-Canadian Autbody Auto Body Repair at the get-go.