If you were recently in a car accident and your car is in pretty bad shape cosmetically, you may think, "I could save the money and just drive it until it dies." Although this sentiment may be true, it may actually be a lot more beneficial to take it to an auto body repair shop and have it fixed, but why?
1. Your Insurance Will Likely Pay for It
Depending on the type of insurance coverage that you have and the type of accident that you were in, your insurance may pay to fix all of the damage for just a little deductible. If the car accident wasn't your fault and the other person has insurance, then you shouldn't have to pay for it out of pocket at all. Because you can have your whole car repaired for little to no money, the answer is pretty simple as to why you should take it into the shop.
2. It Could Get Worse
You may think that a little bit of damage on the outside isn't going to cause any problems for the rest of your car, but you may be wrong. While a lot of the things on the exterior of your car may seem purely cosmetic, over a year or so, they could turn into something hazardous. For example, if your car door is a little bit hard to open now, it may be even harder or impossible to open in the future, which could be a huge safety issue if you were to get into another car accident.
Another thing to consider is the resell value or the probability of reselling your car at a later time. When the exterior of your car is in bad shape, you aren't going to be able to get nearly as much money for it or potentially even sell it at all. However, if you have everything repaired and it looks nice, you are more likely to get something out of it in the future. Having that little bit of equity to put down on a new car later on will definitely be worth having everything fixed now.
Saving money is one thing, but saving money on something like having your car repaired sometimes just doesn't make sense. To learn more about having the exterior of your car fixed up, reach out to both an auto body repair shop and your insurance company today.
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