Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters
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Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

Last year, I bought a new car. Rather than trade in my old one, I decided to sell it myself. Before I put it in the market, I took the car to a local shop and got my old baby a new paint job. The new paint made all the difference with the car. While operationally it was sound, the outside was not all that great. After the fresh coat of paint, the car generated a lot of attention from prospective buyers. I even had a bidding war going on between two parties who really wanted it. If you have an older vehicle to sell, it pays to invest in a new paint job. Let me tell you more about why this strategy works. Follow my tips for selecting the color and the paint type, and you'll get a great price for the old jalopy.

Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

3 Hail Damage Repair Myths To Ignore

Nora Boyd

During the spring season, the sky can appear bright and clear and quickly be overtaken by dark and powerful storm clouds. With these clouds come rain, powerful winds, and sometimes hail. If your vehicle has sustained hail damage, you know this scenario all too well. Don't let a myth keep you from having your vehicle repaired. Here are just some of the myths you want to ignore.  

Sun Can Eliminate Damage

There is a fairly common misconception that leaving your vehicle out in the sun will eliminate hail damage over time. This myth primarily originates from the effect sun, or intense heat, has on the dented areas. When exposed to sun, dents have a tendency to expand.

This expansion causes them to even out and almost disappear, giving the illusion that the dent has vanished. However, this is not the case. As soon as you park your car in a shaded area or the weather cools significantly, the dents will constrict and once again become highly visible.

You Can't Repair Old Hail Damage

Another falsehood is the idea that if the hail damage is really old, there is no need to seek repairs because you can't remove really old dents. Again, this is inaccurate. Ultimately, it is best to fix hail damage promptly because the sooner you perform repairs, the less extensive the damage.

For instance, with an older repair you're more likely to have rust development. However, if you aren't able to fix the damage immediately, you can still be confident in the fact that you can perform repairs and have the original appearance of your vehicle restored. So, it is never too late.

The Vehicle Will Never Look The Same

For most people, their vehicle isn't just a mode of transportation but also somewhat of a style statement. For this reason, when you hear that even after you have your vehicle's hail damage repaired it won't ever look the same, this can be very discouraging. Don't believe this idea.

If you have your vehicle repaired by a professional, your vehicle can be repaired without any sign of the once presence hail damage. A professional technician will use specialized techniques based on the level of damage to your vehicle and professional paint matching services to ensure your vehicle looks the same.

Don't let a myth keep you from having your vehicle repaired. Take your vehicle to a professional at an auto shop like Corn Paintless Dent Repair, and rest assured it will be restored.