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What Is Car Smart Repair?

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What Is Car Smart Repair?

Patricia Lanford
1 August 2012


You've probably heard a lot about SMART repair for cars, but you may not know exactly what that entails. Below, you'll find all you need to know about this type of auto repair and how it might be just the right choice for you.

SMART repair stands for "Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques." It began in the United States around 1990. The premise behind this type of auto body repair process is that it can be used to fix small areas that may have dings, dents, scrapes, scratches, or other damage. Before SMART repair, these types of damage had to be fixed in a body shop. Now, this damage can be repaired by a mobile technician. SMART repair technicians are highly trained and very experienced in their trade. They will come to your work or home and take care of the repair. All they need is to have enough room for their truck and power access. Most of the SMART repairs can be done in about an hour or so.

There are many areas of your car that SMART repairs can be completed on. Some of the most common are bumpers, alloy wheels, and leather seats. All of these areas are frequently damaged and traditional repairs at body shops can be very expensive. SMART repair, however, is much less expensive because there is very little overhead required, especially with the mobile repair trucks.

The techniques used in SMART repairs are very specialized and involve the use of unique tools and equipment. For example, a technician might use a special tool to massage the metal from behind a panel to remove a dent. This method allows for the dent removal without having to remove the panel. In addition, because the dents and dings are repaired from behind, there is no need for repainting unless there is already a scrape or scratch. This saves you time and money. Paint jobs can be very expensive, so anytime you can avoid this, it's a good deal.

When it comes to leather seats, tears, cuts, and cigarette burns are very common. Replacing your car's leather seats can be very expensive. There are SMART repair techniques that allow the technicians to fix those types of damage so you don't need to replace your leather seats. In addition, even other damage such as fading or cracking can be repaired. This is one area of SMART repair that can save you hundreds of dollars over traditional leather seat repair costs.

If you need bumper repair, dent removal, leather seat repair, or other similar types of repairs, contact a certified SMART repair company. They will be able to give you more information on how they can help and show you how these repairs can save you time and money.


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