When looking after your car, most people prioritize the very essentials but this can actually mean that they neglect the car in certain ways which will eventually mean that the car will not last its full lifetime. On the surface, you may be wondering why a new paint job would be important for your car as surely it is just aesthetics. Surprisingly, a new car paint job on your car can actually prevent issues like rust and be a healthy splurge on your vehicle, and could even increase its value. In this article, we will explore the top reasons to consider a new paint job for your car.
1) Increase the value of the car
If you are looking at selling your car in the next year or two and the paintwork on your car has seen better days, we would highly recommend that you consider a paint job. With the market how it is currently, used cars are increasing in their value due to the production of new cars being largely delayed. If you want to increase the value of your car by a couple of thousands of pounds, then a paint job is the way to go. The job is quick and effective to apply and will make sure that your used car looks in pristine condition.
2) Protect from rust and corrosion
One of the health benefits for your car when applying new paint is that the new layer of paint can help protect your car from the dreaded rust and corrosion. Rust and corrosion can cause our vehicles a lot of damage and is very common due to our climate. Most cars are made from either steel or metal and the bodies of the cars will slowly start to corrode over years of use. Rust and corrosion can also damage the exterior of your vehicle and be seen by future buyers. When it is visible that a car is suffering from rust, this can make the car unappealing and often not sell as well if you are looking at placing it back on the market. The new paint job will protect your car from corrosion and rust for many years to come and it is worth the investment.
3) Pick Your Favorite Color
This may not be on the top of your list of priorities but it is a lovely added bonus. When you have a new paint job done on your car, you can select the color and shade that you have always wanted. If the overall aesthetic of your vehicle is important to you then applying a new paint job to your car is worth it. You can select any color from the standard shades that you see on the road to a more recognizable and distinct color.
4) Motivates better care and maintenance
If you have taken your car for a new paint job and seen what pristine condition it has come out in, this will naturally inspire you to take better care of the maintenance of your vehicle. It is surprising what a coat of paint can do! A vehicle can look a lot more expensive and new with just a little paint and this will inspire any future owner to keep on top of all maintenance the car may need.
5) Repair Damage following a Collision
If you have been in an accident, there are sure to be a few scratches, scarps, and often damage to your paintwork. If you have been in a collision it is more common that the full body will need repainting to ensure that any new panels installed will match the original car. If you need to repair the car due to a collision, the insurance company may help with the cost of the repair.
6) Repairs scratches and damages
By repairing your car, you will find that you can repair small minor scratches that have occurred. If the scratches have been caused by general wear and tear, these will be fixed quickly by a new paint job as the paint will fill in the dented areas.
7) Replace chipping or flaking paint
If your current paintwork has started to chip, flake or peel then it will be time to have your car put in the garage for a new paint job. The reason your current paintwork could be chipping or flaking could be for many reasons including the age of the vehicle or the weather conditions the vehicle has endured. If the paint job was of poor quality or used poor quality paint, this may be the reason the paint on your car has started to chip away and show signs of damage. It is important that you book a new paint job as soon as you see signs of your old paint chipping, flaking, or peeling as when this happens this will expose the metal on your car which can then lead to your vehicle rusting.
How Elmer’s Auto Body Can Help Today:
At Elmer’s Auto Body, we would recommend that when you are booking your car for a new paint job you choose to use high-quality paint as this will be the best for your vehicle in the long run. Quality paint will last longer and help protect your vehicle against rust and corrosion. Selecting the correct color for your vehicle can be a challenging point for some but at Elmer’s Auto Body, we have a team that is ready to help you.
One of the professionals amongst the team can help you decide which paint is best for your vehicle and if it is time for your vehicle to come in for a new paint job. If you need any repairs to your vehicle call in at Elmer’s Auto Body today. The team at our auto body repair shop in South Jersey is ready to repair your car back to its original form using quality parts and skilled labor.