Fender Bender Repair Near Oklahoma City

Fender bender repair in Oklahoma City 

Fender Bender Repair at Bob Moore Collision Center

You were just sitting at a traffic light when you felt a bump from behind. The collision was minor with minimal damage, just a fender bender. You can call Bob Moore Collision Center and we'll take care of that fender bender and make it look like it never happened.

A fender bender can happen at a moment's notice. Turning in an intersection, backing out of a parking space in a crowded lot or making too short of a turn on a street. Since you're going fairly slow, the impact may be minimal with just a dent or a few scratches. It seems like no big deal, but you don't want to ignore the issue.

The Cost of Fender Benders

While the damage may appear minor, the cost for repairs can be quite steep in comparison. Expect the estimate to run from around $2500 to $10,000, depending on the circumstances. The cost will depend on how much damage and how many areas are damaged. A fender bender is typically found around the front or rear bumpers or corner panels. If the two vehicles are of similar size, the damage will probably be less than if a small car and a truck or SUV collide.

If the collision was at the right angle, it may cause damage to the lights and hood, adding to the cost significantly. Underlying damage can raise the cost as well, such as a bent frame or if the impact caused a misalignment. You could end up with steering or suspension problems, as well as damage to the wheel wells. Even minor impact can cause problems with electrical systems or the engine.

The Cost of Not Repairing Fender Bender Damage

Some car owners decide not to fix the damage since it doesn't seem important to the driving condition of the vehicle. There are several reasons this would be a mistake. First, you never know what problems may be hidden even if your car seems to run fine now. In time, issues may develop, which can be traced back to the accident. If you wait too long, insurance providers may not cover old accidents.

Failing to repair damage from a fender bender means your vehicle has a lower resale value. It no longer qualifies as being in excellent condition. The damage will be deducted from the trade-in or resale value.

If you still have a loan on your vehicle, the lender will probably expect you to have the damage repaired. While fender benders often happen when you're in a hurry and you don't want to waste time dealing with something that doesn't seem too important, you should take the time to follow proper procedure for an accident.

Why Choose Bob Moore Collision for Your Fender Bender

If you've been involved in a fender bender and know you need to get it repaired, you may wonder where you should take the vehicle. Some people will even try to bang out the dent themselves. You want to choose a reputable body collision repair shop for the smallest amount of damage as much as for a major repair.

The body collision repair shop will provide you with a detailed estimate of what needs to be replaced. You may not have noticed that small dent on the rear panel when you thought the damage was just to the bumper. Perhaps the tailpipe ended up getting slightly bent from the impact. It could cause problems with your exhaust if the bend is significant enough.

The service technicians will go over the estimate with you and discuss repairs. You can often save money by having them use refurbished parts instead of new. They will also tell you how long you can expect to be without your vehicle, which may be only a day or two unless paint is necessary.

Bob Moore Collision has been serving the Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Moore areas for years. We offer the latest in equipment and techniques to help your vehicle look the way it was before the fender bender.

Paintless Dent Repair

One of the new techniques we use at Bob Moore Collision is paintless dent repair. This technique is ideal for small accidents like your typical fender bender. This process removes dents and small scratches without damaging the paint.

Equipment pushes the dent from the underside while other tools are used to pull it from the outside. Dents can be shallow or up to several inches in diameter, and paintless dent repair can still be effective. This process can help you save money and reduce the time your vehicle is in the shop. With these small repairs, the majority of the time is spent waiting for the paint to cure before the vehicle is released. Now, you can avoid that extra time with the modern technique of paintless dent repair.

The technicians at Bob Moore Collision are trained in paintless dent repair, which is just one of the advanced techniques we use to help restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Give us a call to learn more about paintless dent repair or how we will fix your fender bender. 

Don't let the idea that a fender bender is a minor accident not worth dealing with keep you from getting it repaired at a reputable collision repair center. Trust Bob Moore Collision Center to make your vehicle look like new again no matter how small the repair.