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Question, scratch repair, cost estimation, 2015 Honda Fit

stevencatstevencat Posts: 3
edited May 2015 in Honda
Hello, I am wondering if anyone could give me some suggestion on how to repair the scratch on my car. I scratched the front corner of my car on the wall of garage. Here are the pictures of scratch:


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The model is 2015 Honda Fit. I am wondering how much would it cost to fix it if I bring it to an auto body shop? Besides, is it hard to fix it by myself? Any suggestion is welcomed.

Thanks!

Comments

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,258
    Do you have about 200 more of those bills in the photo? While that is a guess based on the photo the amount of work and the cost of materials to really fix something like that is a lot more than some realize. One of the biggest issues is blending into the surrounding surfaces to hide the repair and that is an art all by itself that takes a lot of time to learn.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    It is impossible to fix this yourself unless you don't care how it looks afterwards.

    You do have insurance, right? Take it to a QUALITY body shop and not to one
    of the chains that advertise on TV. Should should only be out your deductable.

    I think thecardoc is about correct with his guess.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 148,515
    And.. if it's only $200, leave your insurance company out of it.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    Agreed. Save the big stuff for the insurance co's. In this day and age, 200.00 won't fix much of anything.
  • stevencatstevencat Posts: 3
    Thanks for the suggestion! Would my future insurance rate raise if I use the insurance to fix it? My deductive in this matter is $500.
  • stevencatstevencat Posts: 3
    Or if I just leave the scratch there, will there be any negative impact on the car (except for the bad looking)? Thanks again for all your help!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 148,515
    stevencat said:

    Or if I just leave the scratch there, will there be any negative impact on the car (except for the bad looking)? Thanks again for all your help!

    I don't know about your insurance rates going up, but if you have a $500 deductible, you aren't going to get anything from them on a sub-$500 repair anyway. Which is why I suggest leaving them out of it.

    It looks like you are down to the metal in a few spots.. rust is an issue, over time.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    Unless you simply lack the funds, you really should have it fixed ASAP.

    It's a brand new car and not a fifteen year old hooptie. Every time you walk by the car, you'll see that damage and feel badly about it. I know I certainly would.
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