4 industry secrets to know before booking a car scratch repair

Unfortunately, car damage is pretty hard to avoid. It can be caused by anything – from pulling over to the side of the road and scraping the curb right through to simply parking your car and having someone walk past and scrape it.

Worst still, these marks on your car could lead to deeper issues including moisture, ingress or even rust.

But the good news is, you don’t need to live with this scratch forever.

To help you out, we’ve shared some of the inside secrets. Here are four things you need to know before booking a car scratch repair.

1. Your repairer should give you an assessment and quote upfront

Like anything in life, you should be able to know what the service will cost before the work begins.

This is no different when it comes to car scratch repairs.

Your repairer should be able to let you know what the repair job will cost before the work begins.

At Bumpertek, we can provide you with an upfront, cost-free quote. You simply need to send us a photo of your car’s damage and our technicians can do the rest.

2. You don’t need to be without your car for days (we can come to you!)

You may have put off a car scratch repair previously because you’re worried it will take weeks to get your car back. And who could blame you.

After all, for large parts of Sydney, vehicles are, by far, the easiest way to get around.

But the good news is those misconceptions about your car being in a shop for weeks and you struggling to get a train home does not need to be the case.

With mobile car scratch repairs, we come to you.

This means you get to decide where your car gets repaired. Whether it is your home or place of work, we meet you where it is convenient for you and fix your car, all on the same day.

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3. It should not cost you an arm and leg

When it comes to car scratch repair it should actually cost less than you might be thinking, although the size of the scratch will largely determine the cost of the repair.

Generally speaking, a car scratch repair 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, with the more damage on the vehicle likely to lead to a larger repair bill.

There are different levels of scratches and repairs

There are four main types of scratches with the cost increasing the deeper the scratch goes.

  1. Stone chips: These are small, deep, and localised, caused by debris flying and hitting your vehicle at high speeds. These are generally more minor than other forms of scratches.
  2. Scuffs and clear coat scratches: These scratches often occur during everyday driving through rocks and debris hitting the top layer of the paint.
  3. Primer scratches: Goes a little deeper than other scratches reaching the primer level but the metal underneath is not exposed.
  4. Deep Paint scratches: These are the deepest scratches with the metal being exposed.

 Unfortunately, the deeper the scratch, the more it is likely to cost.

So, what’s next?

If our four handy hints have inspired you to fix your car, all you need to do is get in contact.

Our mobile car paint repair specialists will give you an obligation free quote. Once you’ve agreed upon a date and price, our technicians will come to your place and fix your vehicle.

Yes — it’s that easy. So, contact Bumpertek today.