Minor Damage

What Do You Consider Minor Damage?

  • Small dents
  • Door dings
  • Surface scratches or scuffs
  • Glass Only with no damaged panels
  • Paint only with no damaged panels

Examples of Minor Damage

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How Do I Know When My Damage Is NOT Considered Minor?

  • Airbags deployed.
  • Leaking fluid after the impact.
  • Doors will not open or close.
  • Vehicle will not start.
  • Tow truck was called.
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Hail Damage

  • My car was damaged in a hail storm, can I still SHzoom it?

Yes. In many cases, a Professionals can provide you with repair bid for paintless dent removal caused by hail damage and door dings. However, depending on the size of the hail, your damage may not appear very well on the damage photos you send. If this is the case, the shop may require you to drive your car in for a closer look. You can always visit the Shop Directory to point & click for contact with the shop.

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Selecting a Bid

Ideally, you will want to request bids from multiple licensed repair professionals and compare your finding. Particularly, we suggest you pay close attention to the following:

  • # Years In Business
  • If they specialize in your type car repairs
  • If they guarantee their work
  • If a part needs replaced, confirm if the replacement part comes with a warranty.
  • If you filed an insurance claim, confirm if the shop does business with your company.
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Insurance or No Insurance: You Can Still SHzoom it!

We all know how frustrating it can be to be involved in even the most minor accident. SHzoom is here to help take the headache away no matter what your situation may be.

  • Don’t have insurance?
  • You have insurance, but wish to get your car repaired on your own?
  • You received a check from the insurance, but you wish to manage your own repairs?
  • You want to see how much the damage will cost before you decide to report a claim?

No matter your situation, you can SHzoom it!

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Your VIN: The What & Why?

If you want an accurate repair quote, it will be important for you to enter your Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) in your job posting. Your VIN is a series of 17 digits which tells the shop exactly what year, make, model, and other options you have on your vehicle. Making sure you are getting a quote for the right vehicle, is a crucial part of the process.

In addition, when you enter you VIN, SHzoom returns a photo of your car type to make sure you are requesting the bid for the right vehicle.

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Where Can I Find My VIN?

You can find your VIN in multiple places, however, below are the 3 most common places to locate your VIN:

  • On your insurance card.
  • On the driver’s side car dashboard near the windshield
  • Inside your left front door frame or pillar
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