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I work at a pretty rough school and getting my car keyed is, unfortunately, one of the hazards of the job. It can be a little pricey to get it repaired, but it doesn't tend to be worth it to claim it back from insurance, particularly if it happens a few times a year. Luckily there is a great auto body and paint shop near me which does a really quick and good quality job of fixing the damaged. This blog is all about repairing key damage to a car, and might be handy for someone who needs to get auto damaged repaired quickly.

Repairing key damage

Why You Should Never Wait To Fix Smash Repairs

Jeremy Fox

Cars can go through a lot of minor accidents and bumps without ever legally needing to be fixed, which is why it is not uncommon to see vehicles with scratched doors or slightly crumpled bonnets. However, just because you can drive your car like this doesn't mean you should. While you may be strapped for cash currently, if you do not go to a smash repairs mechanic as soon as you can, you will likely have a much bigger financial headache in the near future. Here are three reasons why you should visit smash repairs or panel beaters services immediately after an accident no matter how minor.

Superficial Damage Can Be Passed Onto Internal Systems

While your car may have passed a road-worthy test with a damaged exterior, that does not mean it will stay road-legal forever. Often the crumpled nature of the exterior will eventually start causing problems for internal systems. For example, sharp edges might start digging into wires or not allow heat to escape sufficiently. This can cause a buildup of pressure that in turn leads to a loss of function. Put simply: the outside damage can and will eventually take a toll on your engine and other systems, so there is no reason to wait.


While you might be happy to drive with a damaged car, it is likely that your insurance provider will not be as okay with it. Not only could they force you to get repairs done, but they could charge you even more by making you use one of their registered mechanics instead of an option you can find on your own. Your premiums will also likely go up. It is simply not worth trying to take on large insurance agents for a cosmetic issue on your car, especially when they have a pretty good argument. 

Police Interactions

While your car might be deemed roadworthy by some cops, there is no doubt that a banged-up car draws more attention when out on the road. Be prepared to be pulled over a lot more than otherwise. You will also probably be given more defect notices, as the police search more carefully over your car for problems. If your car already has some legally-grey modifications done to it then this added red flag to the police might cause you to have to pay thousands more to fix up those as well. It is only a matter of time, so you may as get your smash repairs over and done with.

Reach out to a local smash repair service today for more information.