Dents happen. It’s a fact of life. It is actually amazing our cars don’t collect more dents and dings than they do. What with hail storms, runaway shopping carts, kids toys and all the other wonderful obstacles out there you would think our cars would look be dented all the time. With the recent hailstorms that have plagued the area, you may wake up one morning to find your car looks like a golf ball. These tiny dents pepper your hood, trunk and roof and can just take the wind out of your sails when you see them.
When and if your vehicle does take a dent, you should consider paintless dent repair as an option. It will almost certainly save you both time and money over traditional dent repair. Most repairs can be done in a single day and the cost is a fraction of what you would pay if you decided to take the car to a body shop.
If you are not familiar with PDR, it is basically a simple way to repair minor dings and dents in your vehicle without having to repaint. It takes a skilled hand and the right equipment, but when done properly it is impossible to see the damage once completed.
The trained technician will need to be able to gain access to the dent from behind, so certain areas of your car will not be available for the procedure. Also, if the paint is broken from the dent, needless to say, paintless repair will not be an option.
The technician uses a variety of specialized tools to reshape, prod and press the metal back into shape, thus removing the damage. You will be amazed at the damage that can be removed from the process. Larger dents take time, but as long as the paint is intact, paintless dent repair is an option. It takes patience and a steady hand, but it can be done.
PDR is a real advancement in the science of auto body and collision repair. It is a time saver and a money saver and should definitely be explored as a serious option if you have dents.
You should consider PDR if…
• The dent is in an accessible area for the technician to work
• There is no paint damage created from the dent
• There is no crease in the dent
• You want to save a lot of money over traditional body work