The purchase of any vehicle is an investment. In order to recoup a sizable return, you need to safeguard your vehicle from damages, wear, tear, and other factors that might lessen its value. And while you can’t do anything about the gradual process of depreciation which occurs to every vehicle, regardless of the make or model, one way that you CAN help retain your vehicle’s value is abstaining from repainting it.
Originality is Essential
Believe it or not, your vehicle’s resale value is affected by how original it is. This is why when you have service performed on it at a dealership, they only use parts from the manufacturer and not cheap, after-market ones purchased from a third party. Your vehicle’s paint job is the same. Repainting your vehicle might appeal to you but will ultimately lower its resale value. Many places that repaint cars do so with shoddy workmanship, which can diminish interest from prospective buyers if you try to sell your vehicle in the future. In fact, many car-buying experts attest to a paint job as a red flag for trying to cover up some potential damage.
Every manufacturer is different when it comes to the warranty coverage it provides its vehicles. Many manufacturers cover rust and corrosion for a pre-determined amount of time. In some cases, having your vehicle repainted will void this warranty, leaving the steel frame unprotected in the event of corrosion.
It’s Not Worth the Cost
As we’ve stated before, many places that repaint vehicles do so with shoddy workmanship that can alter the appearance of your vehicle in a negative way. To get a professional paint job that guarantees quality results, the old expression “you get what you pay for” is certainly true. A good paint job can cost thousands of dollars, and while the vehicle that you drive is certainly a long-term investment, an expensive paint job is a short-term one. And recouping a return can be next to impossible.
Paintless Dent Repair at Dent Shop Ashburn
The future of dent removal is here. PDR is a new process that saves time and money and won’t have a negative impact on your vehicle’s paint job or resale value. Dents are removed WITHOUT repainting your vehicle. Removing your vehicle’s exterior panels and fixing the dents from behind can restore your vehicle to its original state in less time than you think. For more information about the Ashburn location of Dent Shop, give us a call today at 571-293-2129.