Accidents happen. A drink spills or something sharp gets caught on the car upholstery. A sharp kick or a heavy item crashes into the side door when you turn suddenly and the panel cracks. There are a lot of different ways in which your car interior can get damaged. It can get expensive to repair more extensive damage, but if you ever plan on selling your car, this is something that you need to consider. Interior damage can not only look unattractive, but it can cost you the value of your car. 

Well, as I said, it can cost you in the value of your car. Repairing small rip and tears and other such damage to your carpets or upholstery can be a great deal cheaper than replacing the seat covers or the carpet. Minor damage is very easily repaired and can result in the repair looking almost invisible if done professionally before the damage gets too great.

Repairing plastic can get a little bit more complicated and thus can be expensive depending on the extent of the damage. This can also be dangerous. It is not something that most people will consider, but plastic can be very sharp. This is something you should think about if you have children. The wrong touch at the wrong moment can lead to an injury. So, this is something that not only looks unattractive but can be dangerous. This is why you need to get this repaired relatively quickly. The job becomes more complicated if there are sections missing, in which case a complete replacement of the door panel may be needed. A common repair need would be cigarette burns. This comes from innocent mistakes or simple carelessness. Cigarette burns decrease the value of the car in two ways. First with the damage, which is unsightly and can cause questions to be raised about how the rest of the car was treated and then because customers are less likely to buy a car that had known smokers in it prior. Repairing this can help avoid that and improve the value of your car.

Cars are an investment. They are a convenience that everyone who has one truly appreciates. It can make your life so much easier when you have a car. So why would you treat it as anything less than the investment that it is? Repairing damage to its interiors is a way to demonstrate that you do care about your car. Damaged interiors look bad and can cause some judgement and jokes from friends and family when they see it. It also looks like you don’t really care about your car. If you do not care about your car, what else do you not care about? We at The Smart Repair Centre can help you repair the damage to your car’s interior. We have the training and the equipment to minimise the damage and help make your car look presentable once again. To find out more and book a free estimate, please email us on or give us a call on 01206 973 042.