The hustle and bustle of everyday life can lead to minor dents and scratches on your vehicle, but the damage can be much worse than just an ugly mark.
Car paint scratches and stone chips can leave even well-maintained vehicles looking worse for wear and lessen their value. If left untreated, this can possibly lead to further damage including moisture ingress and rust.
While the damage can be severe, it’s also easily avoided by opting to repair your car scratches and scuffs immediately.
In fact, while the cost of a car scratch repair varies greatly depending on the size, placement and the type of scratch that has been left, it can often cost much less than you think.
What type of scratch do I have?
The first step in identifying how much it will cost to fix your car, is understanding the type of scratch on your vehicle.
Stone chips are small, deep, and localised, caused by debris flying up and hitting your vehicle at high speeds. These are generally more minor than other forms of scratches.
Scuffs and clear coat scratches often occur through rocks and other debris that come off the road and hit your car damaging the top layer of paint. These can be simpler to repair with only one layer needing to be fixed. The difference between a clear coat scratch and a scuff is size: a scuff usually isn’t as long as a clear coat scratch.
Primer scratches go a little bit deeper than other scratches. They typically reach the primer level of the paint but do not expose the metal beneath it. These are often caused by more severe impacts including minor car accidents and tree branches hitting your car.
Deep paint scratches are the deepest and often the most expensive types of scratches that occur on a vehicle. They’re also easier to identify as they’re usually deep enough for metal to be exposed. These scratches usually occur in car wrecks or other hard collisions.
How much will it cost?
The type of scratch, where it is located on the car and how many layers deep it runs will change the cost of the repair.
For general repairs it will set you back $200 – 500 plus GST. But it’s important to remember this is an estimate for the cost of a mobile repair. It is always best to reach out directly to a professional and get a quote that matches your circumstances.
Thankfully, if you live in Sydney you can find out the type of scratch and what it will cost to fix in three simple (and obligation free) steps:
- Take a couple of clear images showing your scratch and vehicle damage
- Send the photos to Bumpertek
- Bumpertek will do the rest.
We come to you
Getting your car scratches removed will not only add to the value of your vehicle but is convenient too. As a mobile scratch repairer, we will come to you.
You tell us the date and time that works for you and one of our repairers will fix your vehicle at your own location.
It’s perfect for crossing off that to-do list while managing your car repair around your busy schedule. We also offer a completely contactless service, making it easier for you to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support a small, local business – while getting your car repaired in the convenience of your own home.