Maintaining Your Car’s Long Term Value | Brookings PDR

You don’t know how it got there or why it happened, and you don’t care; you just want the dent gone. We understand this frustration, when you are powerless to prevent something, more than you know. Your first dent is never a pleasant experience, but it happens to all of us eventually. So how can you get your car back to pre-accident state, and how can you prevent it from happening again?

How To Keep Your Resale Value High

When it comes to resale potential presentation is everything. If your car doesn’t look shiny and new, then it won’t sell like it’s shiny and new. A minor dent certainly isn’t the end for you car, but it can severely drop its resale value. The best way to keep that resale value up is to protect the factory finish until you are ready to sell. Now, there is no foolproof way to shield your car from every dumb driver and force of nature, but there are several preventative measures you can take to minimize damage. Here are a few tips from our Brookings PDR team:

1. Understand where dents and dings come from

Minor body damage can come from some very unlikely places. For example, that white oak outside your office probably drops acorns every year, so it’s best not to park under it.

2. Hail is your worst enemy

If you live somewhere where hail is common, like Brookings, then you should always check the weather. If there’s a storm approaching park your car in the garage or cover it in some blankets.

3. Watch out for reckless drivers

Not all drivers are as cautious and thorough as you. While you can’t force them to be careful, you can avoid parking in densely packed areas or near shopping cart ports. This will prevent stray carts from dinging your door.

What To Do If I Already Have A Ding? Call Our Brookings PDR Team!

PDR is the perfect repair method for all kinds of dents and dings, even hail damage! Dent Force has been a part of the industry since 2009. Since our inception he have striven to provide excellent customer service and PDR in Brookings. Call us today at 605-988-7798!