Great, there is a damage on your car and now you need to get it fixed, unless you want to drive around in a squeaky car or one that looks that it’s about to fall apart. What is the best way to do so? It depends on the type of damages we’re talking about and a myriad of other factors. Let’s examine together the different options available to you if your car is in desperate need of mechanical attention.


This car’s repair procedure is just one of the most economical and the easiest on the market for those who need to repair a vehicle. Don't get excited too fast if your vehicle is seriously damaged, though. This method is effective to fix minor damages, so it’s definitely not ideal for people that just went through full frontal crashes. This method is relevant to fix minor scratches  and other moderate damages due to errant shopping carts, a lousy first biking effort, or an ineffective car maneuver (you know what we’re referring to).

Harms such as that can be immediately repaired by a technician that specializes in buffing. By all means, do it, if that’s all your car needs.

Paintless Dent Repairs

Paintless dent repair (or débosselage sans peinture) is a procedure utilized to mend one of the most often encountered problems when it has to do with car body work: dents which aren't too deep and do not require a paint job. If the damage on your car or truck matches this description, you should look for a car mechanic specialized in paintless dent repairs. It is the least expensive and speediest procedure with regards to dent removals. Indeed, there are no input other beside the technician labor, and you should also consider that the whole operation is very environment-friendly because of it. There really is no purpose to consider another kind of body work if the damage you need to get fixed qualifies for a paintless dent repair.

Fender Bender

The 2nd most common problem that can happen to your auto is having your fender destroyed or severely damaged. More often than not, the best course of actions in this scenario is to replace the parts that were impacted in the accident in order to avoid more problematic (and high priced ) issues to address down the road. Chipping and corrosion have come into mind, esspecially the latter, because they could single-handedly destroy the look and also the structural integrity of your car. Changing the fender of a vehicle may be costly, particularly for more recent models. It's thus not rare for some car owners to decide to try to fix their damaged fenders instead of getting new ones.

This auto system repair procedure is more complicated because it includes several measures that are specialized. The metal on the body of your car is first sanded and is then straightened. The region is then coated using a body-filler that has to be given some time to take. The body-filler is coated to bring the surface back to its original state, after the cloth gets accepted. All that’s left to do is a good paint job. After that, the fender will be back to its original appearance.


DIY stands for “Do It Yourself” and it’s the best option for people that are good with their hands, have the appropriate tools, and - let’s face it - have to deal with minor damages, once again. If your situation matches this description, by all means, knock yourself and go ahead with your car repairs on your own. You’ll never find anyone that loves your car more than yourself or will work on it for cheaper, so that kind of settles this matter.

The Verdict

Ah, cars… We love and need them, but they can be the cause of a lot frustrations, bad surprises and unexpected expenses. As we’ve just seen, there is not one best technique in all cases. The best thing you can do when you have car troubles is to know your options in order to choose the best one considering your situation.