What Does a Keyed Car Look Like?

December 5, 2023

A keyed car is any scratch or mark that looks like it was made by a key. These are often intentional acts of vandalism, and they can be incredibly upsetting for car owners. They can also be expensive, but fortunately, many auto insurance policies cover them. If you’ve been the victim of this type of damage, read on to learn more about what does a keyed car look like and how to fix it.

The first step is to determine the severity of the scratch or key mark. This can be done by examining the depth of the scratch. If it is shallow and only affecting the clear coat or top layer of paint, you can usually repair it yourself. If the scratch goes down to bare metal or exposes any other surface, it will probably need to be sanded, filled, primed, and then painted.

If you are sure that your car has been keyed, it is important to file a police report as soon as possible. This will help with the insurance claim process, and it will also give you proof that the damage was caused by keying. It is also helpful to get in touch with the insurance agent and let them know that you will be taking photos of the damage before bringing it to a body shop.

At Andy Mohr Collision Center, we work hard to make Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers and Bloomington cars look as good as they did before being keyed. If your vehicle has been keyed, contact us today to find out more about our services or schedule a free estimate!


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