What is a cosmetic repair?

A cosmetic repair, also known as a SMART repair, typically refers to fixing superficial damages or imperfections on the body of the car. Generally, these damages do not affect the performance or safety of the vehicle and could comprise of repairing a scratch, dent, dink, or chip. Cosmetic repairs provide a faster, less expensive alternative to traditional bodyshop work, making your life easier and cutting out substantial costs for example, having to get a panel replacement.

The services used to enhance the appearance of your vehicle and combat any damage your car may experience, will vary depending on the vehicle’s specific needs. Services included in cosmetic repairs incorporate paint touch-ups, dent removal, bumper repairs, wheel refinishing, interior detailing, trim and molding repair, glass repair and paint protection.

Why would I need a cosmetic repair?

There are multiple reasons as to why you may need a cosmetic repair on your vehicle. Cosmetic repairs, such as restoring minor dinks or dents, help restore the appearance of your vehicle which is particularly important for preserving the resale value of the car. This assists potential buyers’ willingness to pay more for a well-maintained vehicle. Further, scratches, dents, and other cosmetic damage can expose metal which is susceptible to rust and corrosion. Repairing cosmetic issues like cracked or foggy headlights and windows can combat reduced visibility and in turn, contribute to safer driving conditions. Finally, Snows recognise that a car is more than just a means of travelling from a to b; cosmetic repairs provide an avenue in which you can restore your car’s appearance and get back on the road in comfort, style and pride.

Cosmetic Repair Solutions

Cosmetic repairs also come with a plethora of benefits. Why not check out Snows ‘Top benefits of cosmetic repairs’ blog for more information on how you can take advantage of restoring your car’s appearance and maintaining its resale value. ​

Can cosmetic repairs fix a ding or dink on a car?


Yes, cosmetic repairs can typically repair a ding or dink on a car. Dings, which are small indentations or depressions in the vehicle's body panels, can often be repaired using techniques such as paintless dent repair (PDR). A highly skilled Snows technician will assess the damage and recommend the most appropriate repair method to restore the appearance of your car.

Can you repair a cracked bumper, or does it need to be replaced?


Typically, small cracks or damage to the bumper cover can be repaired using bumper repair. These methods are suitable for small cracks or tears that haven't compromised the structural integrity of the bumper.

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