Excited young woman and her new car outdoors with sunlit forest in background. Are you tired of the color of your car? Did you get into an accident and had an epiphany to use that time to repaint your whole car or change color completely? Don’t! Yes, please don’t.
Many people think that painting a car should be easy and cheap. It’s not. Painting a whole car with the original manufacturer’s quality with a reputable auto body shop costs thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention that it would take several weeks to complete. A reputable auto body shop would need to remove various parts, including the front and rear bumpers, side mirrors, door handles, trim panels, headlights, tail lights, and other parts to properly paint a whole car. The cost could be prohibitive.
However, be aware that if you change the original color of your car, it would, more often than not, reduce the value of the car. The reason is that each car has an associated original color. If you call the dealer with the VIN of any car, the dealer would know its original color and color code. So when you change the color, people may wonder what was the reason for the change, and may worry that you are hiding something by changing the color.
An alternative to actual change in the paint of the car is vinyl wrapping. Vinyl wrapping allows you to change to any color or design. Once you are tired of the vinyl wrapping or want to sell your car, you could go back to the vinyl wrap company and have the wrap removed without causing damage to the paint of your car. Vinyl wrapping, while far less expensive than quality paint job, may still cost a couple of thousands of dollars. So before you make a decision, visit a reputable top-tier auto body shop, a 1-Day paint place, such as Maaco, as well as a vinyl wrap place and get a quote. Then make an educated decision. Good luck!
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