Your car door is an important, yet overlooked, part of your car. It allows you to enter and exit the vehicle. However, there are times when your automobile's door may need to be replaced. Here are three reasons why a door may need to be replaced on your car.

Damaged in an Accident

One of the most common reasons why a car's door needs to be replaced is because it was damaged in a car accident. When another car hits your car door, it may alter the shape of the door or stain the hinges. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult or impossible to shut your car door completely or open the door. If this has occurred, you will want to have the door replaced as quickly as possible to make it easy to enter or exit the car. Water can also seep into your car if the door doesn't cover the entire opening, giving you yet another reason to replace the door in a timely manner.


Another reason why you may need to replace the door on your car is because the door has gotten rusty. Rust can be damaging to an automobile. It can spread quickly and affects the strength of the metal. If there is a large amount of rust on the door, or if you have tried removing it and it keeps coming back, it may be better to simply replace the door. This solves the problem so you don't have to worry about the integrity of the door.


The last reason why you may want to replace a car door is because your car door has dents in it that can't be pulled out or deep scratch marks. Dents and scratches can affect the value of your car. If you are looking to sell or trade in your car, you may want to get the most money possible. Depending on the age and type of car you have, it may be worth it to invest in a new door to increase the value of your vehicle.

Do you have a car door that is damaged, dented or rusted? If so, Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul, MN can help you find a replacement door and install it. This can help increase the value of your vehicle and keep it looking great. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.