Most Common Auto Body Issues
Body shops in Houston see a wide variety of body damage daily, ranging from minor to extensive. However, there are certain types of damage that we repeatedly see, in one form or another. Keep reading to learn the most common types of body damage we see here at Bemer Motor Cars.
Repairing scratches on paint is a straightforward process but does take a precise touch if you want an actual match and lasting shine. It is the most common type of repair we see because it accompanies many other types of damage outlined below. If you’ve had a collision or dinged your car in the parking lot, there’s likely some paint damage.
Hail isn’t an uncommon sight in Houston, and the damage it causes is a very common sight at our body shop. Other types of weather-related damage include fallen branches and other debris from windstorms, fine scratches in the paint from windblown sand, and occasional flood damage. But hail is by far the biggest culprit when it comes to damaging cars.
Body Panel Replacements
Replacing a panel on a vehicle is a labor-intensive process. Typically, we’ll only replace an entire panel on a car if the damage is extensive enough that a panel replacement is more cost-effective than repairing the damage itself. This is usually the case if metal or composite is torn or creased or if the support panels or attachment points are also damaged.
One of the most common reasons people come to a body shop in the first place is because their car has been damaged in some collision—either with another vehicle, an object, or an unfortunate animal trying to cross the road. In most cases, collision damage involves many different types of repairs, including dent removal, body panel replacements, and repairing damage to the paint job, among other things. Collision repairs are typically quite extensive and expensive, though insurance will usually cover the bulk of it.
Dents can occur for several reasons and anywhere: in a grocery store parking lot, in a fast-food drive-thru lane, and even in your garage. All dents can be repaired, but the process can differ depending on the extent of the damage. If your car is dented without damaging the paint, we can provide paintless dent removal to restore the car’s surface without re-painting the damaged area.
Whether you have one of the above types of body damage or something else entirely, Bemer Motor Cars can help you repair your vehicle and get it back to its original condition. We also accept walk-ins, so feel free to stop by to get your car repaired as soon as possible! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for collision repair in Houston.