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Car Dent Repair FAQ

Car dents are unfortunately a common occurrence. No matter how careful you are, minor dents can be caused by a reserving mishap, another driver’s door or a runaway trolley. ChipsAway specialists can repair a car dent efficiently and affordably in a matter of hours at your home or work. Here we’ve answered all of the most common questions we get asked about our Car Dent Repair Service.

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How do ChipsAway repair minor dents?
Can ChipsAway repair all minor dents?
What if the dent has damaged the paintwork?
Can a car dent be repaired at my home or work?
How long does a dent repair take?
Will the dent damage still be visible?
Will the repair be guaranteed or under warranty?
I have dented my leased car, what should I do?
How much will a dent repair cost?
Should I use a DIY dent removal kit to repair the dent myself?

 

How do ChipsAway repair minor dents?

 

Can ChipsAway repair all minor dents?

The majority of minor dents can be repaired by a ChipsAway mobile repair specialist. No matter where the car dent is, from the bumper to the side panel, ChipsAway specialists are available to repair your car, so it looks as good as new. Larger dents may need to be repaired at one of our nationwide Car Care Centres.

What if the dent has damaged the paintwork?

No problem, the SMART repair technique used by ChipsAway requires a colour matched respray, so any paintwork damage will be repaired with the dent. If the dent does not have paintwork damage, you may consider the PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) technique.

Can a car dent be repaired at my home or work?

Yes, most ChipsAway specialists are mobile. This means they can complete minor dent repairs at your convenience, whether this be your home or workplace. Alternatively, if the mobile service is not available in your area, we have 40 Car Care Centres across the UK.

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How long does a dent repair take?

The dent repair time will be dependent upon a number of factors, including the size, location and extent of the dent damage. Your repair specialist will give you an approximate time with your repair estimate.

Will the dent damage still be visible?

You shouldn’t be able to see the damage once the car dent has been repaired. ChipsAway specialist aim to get your car looking as good as new, including a colour matched respray.

Will the repair be guaranteed or under warranty?

All ChipsAway minor dent repairs come with a Lifetime Guarantee. The guarantee is valid for the lifetime of your ownership of the vehicle.

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I have dented my leased car, what should I do?

Typically leasing companies will issue penalty charges for car dents. These fees can be considerably higher than the cost of a repair. So, it is important to have any damage repaired before returning the vehicle. Find out more on End of Lease Repairs here.

How much will a dent repair cost?

The cost of a minor dent repair is dependent on the location, size and depth of the dent damage. If the dent is across more than one panel, then further respraying will be required. The size of the dent will determine the cost of repair. The good news is ChipsAway specialists use the SMART repair method. SMART repairs are often cheaper than most insurance excesses, so you won’t have to make a claim.

Should I use a DIY dent removal kit to repair the dent myself?

We would recommend getting the car dent looked at by a professional before attempting to repair the dent at home. DIY dent removal kits may improve the appearance of the dent, but will not achieve a perfect finish. In the wrong hands, a repair kit could make the damage worse and more costly in the long run.

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ChipsAway also offer a Paintwork Scratch, Alloy Wheel and Bumper Scuff repair service. No matter the problem, we are always happy to help.

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