When you’ve suffered vehicle damage, you’ll want to carefully review all of your available options and select a repair service that is both reliable and affordable. Some auto repair services like Bumper Buddies offer free estimates for services so that drivers are aware of their options before making any decisions. These estimates are determined by looking at photos of the vehicle damage. However, the accuracy of the estimates depends on the quality of the photos you take. The next time you’re photographing your car’s damage, here are three mistakes to avoid when photographing the damage on your car.

Bad Lighting and Focus

Bad lighting and a blurry photo will make getting an accurate estimate for your vehicle damage nearly impossible. When you take your photos, make sure that there is enough lighting and that the camera is correctly focused. Doing so will help ensure that your photos are clear and high-quality.

Not Accurately Photographing Small Dents

Dents and less noticeable vehicle damage can be difficult to photograph. We recommend standing a few feet back and at a 30 to 60-degree angle from the damage when photographing small dents. This perspective will ideally provide enough lighting to help make the dent noticeable in the photos taken. 

Not Showing the Extent of the Damage

Taking extreme close-up photos could be detrimental because you may not be showing the full extent of the vehicle damage. This can affect the accuracy of the estimate because not all of the available information is being provided to us. Close-up photos are not completely unwanted because of the details they can reveal, but drivers should also be taking photos from a distance as well. 

Once you’ve taken all of the necessary photos, get in touch with Bumper Buddies to take advantage of our free estimate offer that is available to all of our clients in Arizona. Our knowledgeable team will give you an accurate and reasonable quote for your vehicle damage. From there, you can experience our world-class auto body repair and maintenance work that is the best in the industry. Our stellar repairs are not only reliable but also affordable. For more information about what Bumper Buddies can do for you, give us a call at (602) 529-5956 or fill out our online form for a free estimate.