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Keyed Car Repair: What to do if Someone Keyed Your Car

Updated: Dec 12, 2018

One of the most frustrating things in life is returning to a keyed car, and it can be deeply upsetting to think that someone may have vandalised your car on purpose. insurance research has found that a whopping two-thirds of Sydney motorists have returned to their vehicle to find that their car was damaged in a car park, with an average bill of $2000! Among those of you who believed the damage to your car was deliberate, a third (32%) claimed that it had been keyed with a car key, so that should you do if your car has been keyed? A scrape on your body work can damage the appearance of your whole vehicle, so you will probably want to get this fixed straight away, as well as find out if you will be covered by your insurance.

Insurance cover

A keyed car would be considered as vandalism, and would normally be covered by your comprehensive coverage. To check that you purchased this coverage, just check your declaration page, and if you’re still not sure then contact your insurance agent or insurance policy coverage online.

Try to rectify the scratch yourself

If your keyed car has only suffered from a small, shallow scratch, then you may consider cleaning and repairing it yourself. If the scratch is not deep enough so that you can see the metal, then you may not have to repaint the whole panel, and can avoid the hassle and cost of getting it repaired. There are a number of methods in which you can fix a minor car scratch, see our recommendations on our blog.

Call Autobody Sydney!

If the scratch is deep enough that it has penetrated the metal, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to rectify it with general household tools and products. Or, you may just want to achieve immaculate results and save yourself the hassle of trying to fix It yourself! Autobody is Sydneys' leading minor car body repair specialist, and will complete an impeccable repair for you in just a few hours. We’re also the cheaper alternative to local body shops and claiming on your insurance!

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