Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is an innovative process used to repair minor dents and dings in vehicles. This process is becoming a more popular alternative to the traditional repairing technique because it is both faster and cheaper while also producing seamless results.
For most people, the first instinct is to go through their insurance company which will typically result in a lower deductible, but you may end up paying more or at least losing your no-claim discount.
Why should I choose paintless dent repair over traditional body shop repairs?
If you have hail damage on your automobile and you’re looking to have it repaired through your insurance, they will absolutely pay to have a paintless dent repair company use paintless dent repair to bring your car back to its pre-storm condition. If you choose to go the traditional route and go through a body shop, you can expect your final bill to be significantly higher than if you decide to go with paintless dent repair.
Is there any reason to go with a body shop over paintless dent repair?
In some cases, yes. For example: if your car has had previous damage such as dents from accidents vandalism, or has had prior bondo work done, then it may not be possible to perform paintless dent repair on that vehicle. In those circumstances, we would recommend having the vehicle repaired through a traditional auto body shop.
What is the cost of Paintless Dent Repair?
That depends on several factors, including the size of the dent and the location of the dent. Our technicians will give you an accurate estimate after assessing your vehicle. You can also get a quote online by filling out our online form.
Let’s talk about how paintless dent repair can save you money in the long run.
Saving Money in the Long Run
1) No Painting Improves Resale Value
One of the main benefits of paintless dent repair is that no painting is required. In most cases, PDR technicians can completely remove the dent without disturbing the factory finish. This means that your vehicle retains its original value and resale price. It also means that you don’t have to pay for any paintwork or materials, which can add up quickly in a traditional body shop.
2) Less Expensive Than Traditional Repair
Since the technician doesn’t have to sand down and repaint the entire panel, the costs can be significantly lower. In fact, paintless dent repair can cost up to sixty-five percent less than other repair methods! If you choose to take your car to a traditional body shop, they will probably use fillers and/or spray paint to hide the dents and damage. These methods may work in the short term, but they will affect the overall value of your car. No one wants to buy a vehicle that has been repaired with auto body filler because they know that the dents will reappear at some point in the future.
Paintless dent repair is much faster than traditional body shop repair. The process can take as little as 15 minutes if the damage is minimal and the access is good. Compare that to traditional body shop repairs, which can take weeks, and you’ll see why many people are opting for paintless dent repair!
4) Car Value Retained
As we mentioned earlier, PDR will restore your car to its original factory condition without affecting the paintwork or the value of your vehicle. That means that you can sell your car at any time and still get a good price for it.
Insurance Companies Prefer PDR
It’s a fact that insurance companies prefer PDR. Insurance companies don’t like to pay. And when they do have to pay, they want to keep the cost down as low as possible. So if your vehicle has hail damage and you make an insurance claim, the insurance company is likely to recommend PDR (paintless dent repair) first, before any other method.
We’re a team of certified technicians and car enthusiasts who have been in the business for decades. We spend years apprenticing and continue to hone our skills every day on the job. We’ve seen it all! Everything from minor dents, door dings, hail damage, grocery carts, bicycle falls over on car, etc. – and we’ve seen a lot of customers struggle to navigate the process of taking care of those repairs.