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Published: 16 February 2018
Category | Car Body Repair
Types of car body damage. part 1 photo

In the first of a two-part series, we are looking at the different types of body damage your car might experience. To an untrained observer, different types of car body damage might look the same, but in fact, they can differ greatly. How they differ is important, as this will affect how you go about getting it properly fixed. So to start, here's a look at five of the most common types of damage. 


1. Dent



Though car bodies are built to be strong, they can’t hold up to everything. As such, a dent can occur for any number of reasons, such as by knocking the door on a wall when opening it. A basic dent that hasn’t damaged the paint can oftentimes be easily smoothed out by a specialist. 


2. Scuff



Scuffs can occur easily if the car rubs up against something whilst driving, or if someone rubs up against it with something coarse. If a scuff is only minor it might not be noticeable and can sometimes be buffed out. However, a major scuff can be a bit of an eyesore. Fixing it will require a process of sanding down the marked area and respraying. 


3. Scratch



A scratch will occur when a very sharp object is rubbed up against your car and can affect any part of the vehicle. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a scratch is to, once again, sand down the affected area, respray and then polish. 


4. Bumper damage



Your car’s bumper is there to protect your car when manoeuvring at close range to things. It can also go a long way to protecting the rest of your car in the case of collisions with other vehicles. As such, it is an area that is prone to damage and car repair specialists will be used to dealing with such issues. 


5. Keyed door or bonnet



A keyed door or bonnet is a malicious act and something that no one likes to see on their car. Unfortunately, fixing it is the same as having a scratch and will require the area to be properly buffed and sprayed. 


It is possible that some of these more minor damages can be buffed out or repaired yourself. However, if you have specialist colour paintwork on an expensive car, it is oftentimes much better to seek professional help. A specialist can advise you of the exact nature of the damage and the best way to go about fixing it. If you are looking for a qualified car body repair specialist, then call us today on 02070419680 and request a free quote.