Many people assume that the only way to fix dents on their vehicle is to take it into a body shop and have expensive paint fill work done to their car. However, there is another way for mechanics to restore the body of your vehicle in just a few quick steps.
Paintless dent repair, or PDR, is an alternative form of repair for dents that is a faster, more efficient, and less expensive way to fix those pesky dents on your automobile. Paintless dent repair can also be used to fix a full-on collision impact. For collision repair, technicians will use a technique called “push to paint” where they will use their paintless dent repair technology to steadily push out the dents and then go paint for the rest of the repair.
What is Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair is a technique that removes dents from the body of the vehicle without damaging the paint job. It’s a process that uses special tools to massage the dent out from the inside, reshaping your vehicle’s body back to the way it was before the dents. This method causes no surface damage, so your car can maintain its original paint job — saving you money and time. PDR is the perfect method for anyone who needs a non-invasive technique that is quick and affordable.
How Much Does Paintless Dent Repair Cost?
Paintless dent repair is significantly cheaper for the car owner than other repair methods because it is less labor-intensive and does not require paint filler. The cost depends on the size, location, and damage caused by the dent.
With Dent Mechanic Group, you can usually get the hail damage repaired at no cost to you, if we file a claim with your insurance.
If you have insurance, Dent Mechanic Group can complete your repairs with zero out-of-pocket costs. We go through all the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies; we will file your claim, speak with the insurance company, and waive your deductible fee. Our services ensure you can be back in your car in no time without breaking the bank. Also, through our partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we can provide a free rental car even if your policy doesn’t cover it, so your life doesn’t have to stop just because of your dinged-up car.
When to Use Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair can be used to repair all kinds of dents in different locations of your car. In fact, 80-90% of dents are repairable using this method. Additionally, a technician can use PDR to repair dents in many areas including the body line, roof, and bumper. PDR is best for fixing small dents and this can include:
- Golf balls
- Road debris
- Door dings
- Shopping carts
- Falling objects
- Fender benders
- Parking accidents
What Happens During Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless Dent Repair is performed by a skilled mechanic using three easy steps.
First, the automobile technician will evaluate your car and the damage depending on the size of the dent, how shallow the dent is, how far the metal has stretched, and accessibility. Then, they will decide if PDR is the right repair method for your car and provide a cost estimation.
Second, PDR requires the technician to push out the dent, meaning they need to access the backside of the part of the car with the dent. This usually requires the technician to carefully remove parts like panels and lights. This can seem like a complicated and scary process, but our technicians are highly skilled and know exactly which parts to carefully remove to access the dent.
Third, to begin repairing the dents, the technician will choose the tools best for your car’s specific year, make, and model. Using gentle pressure, the technician massages and pushes out the dent until the car’s exterior matches its original shape. The technician will also use special lights and reflecting boards to ensure that the dent has completely vanished.
How Long Does Paintless Dent Repair Take
Paintless Dent Repair is generally a quick and easy repair, if the dents are minor. However, depending on the severity and size of the dents, the repair time could be longer. Dent Mechanic Group ensures a one to five-day repair period, once your vehicle’s insurance provider approves PDR, to make sure you are back in your vehicle in no time. While we’re repairing your hail damage, we offer a free rental vehicle while you wait for repairs to make sure you’re never without wheels.
Insurance negotiations and approvals can take the longest amount of time in your repair process. Additionally, the length of the repair can also depend on part availability for trim, moldings, and other parts that your vehicle repair may need.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair
There are many benefits to using paintless dent repair over traditional methods. First, it is much less expensive than having body work done to the car (especially when Dent Mechanic Group waives your deductible fee). Second, since you won’t need to get new parts or paint, the process is much quicker and you can be back in your vehicle before you know it. Third, paintless dent repair smooths out imperfections and prevents unnecessary devaluation. Keeping your original paint helps maintain your car’s original value and with PDR it will be virtually impossible to tell where the dents were.
How Dent Mechanic Group Can Help
Dent Mechanic Group’s #1 priority is taking care of you and your vehicle. Our staff of highly-trained paintless dent repair experts will repair the damage quickly and efficiently at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We also offer free pick up and delivery and if needed, a free Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
We have repaired thousands of cars in DFW for over 6 years, have over 600 5-star reviews on Google, and operate year-round, not just when a bad hail storm hits.
We rely on our extensive knowledge, training, and experience to provide the highest quality paintless dent repair service and our promise of a no-hassle experience so you can be back in your car in no time.