When your car is in a collision, there are some types of damage that clearly need to be repaired. If your front end is seriously damaged or your mirror gets knocked off of the car, there’s no question that damage will have to be repaired. However, if your car sustains only minor damage, you may find yourself wondering if it’s even worth the repair. Because smaller scratches and dents are primarily cosmetic problems and don’t typically impair your vehicle’s functionality, many car owners decide to forgo such a minor repair.


At Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul, our auto repair technicians work with drivers across Minnesota to help undo the damage from minor collisions and serious ones alike. In this blog post, we’ll offer our advice on deciding whether it’s worth it to repair your car before listing it on the market for sale.

How Dents and Scratches Affect Your Car’s Value

We’ve all known that driver who goes the extra length to park as far away from other drivers as possible to avoid scratches and door dings. Although it might seem a bit extreme, there’s some wisdom in that approach.


When you’ve invested a good amount of money into your vehicle, you don’t want to see its value depreciate significantly. However, even minor dings and dents can knock down the value of your car. On the other hand, many minor forms of damage can be simple and affordable to repair. In many ways, you can’t afford to skip the repairs if you plan to resell your car.


Here are a few of the main reasons to prioritize dent repair before listing your car:


●        You may get more money from the sale if you repair the dents.

●        Your car is more likely to sell quickly without dents because potential buyers will trust the sale, not worry about hidden damage.

●        Dents can provide an opening for rust to form and weaken your car’s structure.

●        Some dents can indicate unseen damage from impact.

Benefits to Using Suburban Auto Body

In addition to the cost concerns of collision repair, another reason car owners may put off a repair is the time involved in the repair process. No one wants to be without their car if they can avoid it, and this may be especially true for a car that only needs a very minor repair. Working with a good repair team that offers solutions to keeping you on the road and getting you back behind the wheel sooner is important. That’s why we offer our Suburban EZ program to keep car owners in the loop throughout the repair process. With car rental and key-to-key service, the interruptions to your life will be minimized as much as possible.

Minneapolis and St. Paul Auto Body and Collision Repair You Can Trust

Placing your car on the market without addressing minor repair issues is like giving away money. If you’ve been putting off minor dent or scratch repair, now is the time to get your car looking great again so it will be ready to sell when you are.


Our certified collision repair team at Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul will work with you throughout the process to make sure you know what’s happening every step of the way. Connect with our auto body repair shop by calling 651-633-8900, or contact us online for your free estimate on dent or scratch repair.