Car Scratch Repair Kit vs Professional?

Thinking of fixing those blemishes with a car scratch repair kit? Before you do, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of using a professional instead.

Do you have scratches on your car? Then you may be tempted to fix them yourself.

Afterall, the holiday period is an expensive time of year and the last thing anyone wants is to be without a car because it’s at a repair shop. With the wealth of information on the internet and with many different products on the market, it may seem like a far easier option to use a car scratch repair kit to fix the damage.

In some cases, a car scratch repair kit may be the right option for you. But before you decide, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of using a kit versus a professional car scratch service.

Using a scratch repair kit

Most scratch repair products on the market come with a singular promise – to transform your car to scratch-free condition, no experience necessary. There are tons of different products on the market including scratch removal cloths and touch-up paint pens, and some retailers even include entire scratch removal kits featuring everything you’ll need to do the work.

If the damage on your car has a light scratch-depth then these types of kits may be the ticket, providing you have the confidence to tackle the job and enough knowledge to seek out the right type of scratch remover. They are affordable and readily accessible at most retailers.

However, there are some key considerations. A DIY car scratch repair is an involved undertaking and has a cost on both your time and effort. The process, from prepping the surface through to painting and buffing, will take patience as well as physical exertion in terms of bending and stooping to correct the damaged area.

You’ll also need to ensure you’re confident in your ability to do the work. A poorly corrected paint job will inevitably need to go to professionals to be fixed – at a sum likely larger than it would have cost to fix the original scratch. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to repair the damage adequately, it’s best to go to a professional from the outset.

Finally, it depends on the type of investment your car is. If you’re banking on your car holding its resale value or if it’s an expensive model, you may be more willing to invest in its upkeep – and a professional repair might be for you.

Using a professional mobile car scratch service

A professional car scratch repair is the best option if you’re looking for a quality fix for scrapes and dents on your car – particularly if the damage is deeper or spans several sites on the vehicle. This takes the hassle out of trying to repair your car yourself and ensures you’ll end up with a quality scratch repair.

While it will cost more than a $20 bottle of scratch remover from the local auto shop, a mobile scratch repair service is more affordable than you may initially think. Many repairs will cost no more than a few hundred dollars and reputable repairers – like Bumpertek – will provide an obligation-free quote ahead of any scheduled repair so you know what price you’ll pay. For the peace of mind of knowing you’ll have a quality repair (that requires no exertion on your behalf!) it can be an obvious choice.

But, one of the most significant benefits of using a mobile scratch repair service is that it’s convenient. A mobile repairer will come to your home or workplace and fix your car’s damage on site – usually in a matter of hours. Not only are you free to go about your day, but you won’t be left without a car while it’s being repaired at a shop or warehouse location.

Depending on your car’s specific damage or the type of scratch repairs you need, a mobile scratch repair service may be your best bet. To find out more or receive a free, no-obligation quote, contact Bumpertek today.