With modern technology, car repair technicians can make your car look as good as new after an accident. However, the record of the accident and the resulting damage can significantly decrease your car's resale value. 


Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to increase the value of your car when making repairs after an accident.


Repair the Damage

After an accident, your priority is fixing the damage to your car. Even if the damage only amounts to a few dents or scratches, repairing it can improve your car's resale value.  Avoid going to a "cheap" auto repair shop, though.


Use OEM Parts

Some auto repair shops will try to use imitation parts to save money. These parts are cheaper than the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Unfortunately, they are usually of lower quality. As a result, you may have to replace these parts within a year, which will cost you more money in the long run.


OEM parts are made by the same company that manufactured your car. These parts will be identical to the parts on your car when it was brand new and will likely last for the remainder of your vehicle's lifetime.

Choose Your Body Shop Carefully

Repairing the damage after an accident is only half the battle. You also need to choose a body shop that will do quality work. Investing in quality car repairs can increase your car's value, but going to a body shop with a poor reputation will only decrease its value.


Do some research and choose a reputable car repair company that is certified by your manufacturer. For instance, Boch Collision Center in Norwood, MA, is certified to repair Nissan, Honda, and Toyota models.


Add a New Coat of Paint

No matter how careful you are with your car repairs, paint is still important. If the paint on your car has chipped or faded, it could significantly decrease your car's resale value. 


However, repainting your entire vehicle can be expensive. To save money, have a new coat of paint applied only to the parts of your car that are damaged.


Make a Diminished Value Claim

A diminished value claim allows you to recover the money you lose when your car’s value decreases after an accident. This ensures that you are compensated for the loss of market value. Most insurance providers will pay you for the decrease in value caused by your accident if you do not have it fixed within a year.


The Boch Collision Center Car Repair Team

The team at Boch Collision Center in Norwood, MA, has more than 50 years of experience working with auto repairs. Our goal is always to provide quality service while minimizing costs for our customers. We also offer free estimates on all work performed here at our facility so that you know what needs to be done before any work begins. This ensures that everyone involved knows exactly what’s going on from start to finish – which means no surprises along the way.