Keeping a car ding and dent free is near-impossible these days. Another car can hit your door or a shopping cart can run into your car. As such, when you are selling a used car, buyers expect there to be a few dings and scratches here and there. But, if you have large or major dents in your car, you may be wondering whether you should repair that large dent prior to selling the car. Learning the pros and cons of doing so can help you make an educated decision. Here are a few of the pros and cons to repairing car dents before selling your car.
Cons of Repairing Car Dents Before Selling Your Car
One of the downsides to repairing a car dent is that you have to pay for it. If your car is older, and not worth too much money, repairing the dent may not make financial sense. Always compare the cost of the repair to the value of your car in both its current condition and the condition it would be in after the dent is removed to find out if it makes financial sense for you.
The other disadvantage to having the dent removed is that you have to take the time to have it done. If you sell the car with the dent in it, the new buyer can use their time to get the dent removed, if they so wish. If you are looking to sell your car quickly or are extremely busy, you may not have the time to have the dent removed.
Pros of Repairing Car Dents Before Selling Your Car
- Can Increase the Value of Your Car
If you have a large dent in your car, it can affect the condition of your car, which ultimately can lower the value of your car. In some cases, repairing the dent can actually increase the value of the car, helping you to get more money for it.
- Can Help Your Car Sell Faster
The other advantage to repairing a dent prior to selling a car is that it can help you sell your car faster. Buyers may be leery about buying a car with a large dent in it. They don't know what caused the dent and if there is any hidden damage behind or near the dented area. Also, the car may simply not appeal to them because of the way it looks. You can remove these worries when you repair the car prior to selling it.
If you are looking to have dents repaired in your automobile in the greater St. Paul, MN. area, Suburban Auto Body would love to help you. Our trained technicians are skilled in repairing auto bodies, including collision and accident repair. If you have dents in your car you are thinking of having removed, call us today and let us give you an estimate. This will help you decide if dent removal prior to selling makes sense for your vehicle.