Damage to Neighbours Car,. in General Motoring Issues Posted April 12, 2014 Unfortunately not Was it simply a dent or was there paint damage as well ? Was the dent on a flat piece of metal or on a crease ? What is the metal under the paint, steel or aluminium Is the paint on the surface metallic ? The age and condition of the car may also have something to do witht he cost of repair, moreso if it is a rare edition model, or classic car.