Do Dents and Dings on Vehicles Rust?

by | Jun 22, 2022 | Dent Repair

Do Dents and Dings on Vehicles Rust?


Dents and dings are a common occurrence on any vehicle’s body. If you drive a car, there are high chances that you have at least one dent or ding on it. Getting a dent on your car is common, and you shouldn’t leave that dent unattended. If you have a dent on your car’s body, you should check if the paint has cracked near that dent. In any case, you should take your car to the auto shop so they can fix it as soon as possible. 

If you let the dent or ding fester, it can turn into an even bigger problem, rust. If the paint isn’t cracked, you may think you have time, but you don’t. This little dent is now a tender spot on your car’s body. If it gets hit again, you’re going to face worse damage, and it will likely cost you a lot more money. Regardless of if the paint is cracked, a dent becomes the perfect place for water to settle and seep into the metal of your body. If the paint is cracked, the seepage is common, and rust damage can occur more quickly. With dents and dings, water has an inlet to otherwise protected metal, and this can lead to rusting.

Consequences of Rust Damage

Rust damage occurs when your leave your dents unattended and unfixed for too long. The following are some of the consequences which may happen as a result:

1. It will cost you more money

If you’re going to fix your dents immediately after the damage is done, there’s no room for rust damage. You can likely fix your car using PDR, which is cheaper. With rust damage, you’ll have to strip off the entire metallic layer, which will cost you a lot of money.

2. It will devalue your car

Once your car has rust damage, you’ll have to replace the entire metal sheet of your car. Not having the original metal from the manufacturer will reduce the resale value when the time comes.

3. Your car becomes unsafe

If you have rust damage on any part of your car’s body, that part is unstable and can give out at any time. It’s dangerous for you and your family.

What Is PDR? Why Do Customers Prefer it? 

PDR or paintless dent repair is a non-invasive method of fixing minor dents without using paint or any extra filler. Many certified technicians prefer it as it’s a convenient way to get rid of minor dents. Customers prefer PDR due to several reasons. It’s very cost-efficient, which means you can save money. It isn’t time-consuming, and it’s environmentally friendly compared to other methods of vehicle repair. 

Why Should You Come to Sioux Falls Dent Repair? 

At the Sioux Falls Dent Repair shop, we have ARC-certified technicians who have years of expertise in PDR. We also deal with rust damage and provide you with a holistic evaluation. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction and making sure that you have a great experience. We even start you off with a free consultation and quote, so you’re the one in charge of your car’s repairs. 

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