PDR or paintless dent repair is a great way to take care of minor dents and dings in your car without the high price tag that comes with regular body shop work. PDR can often cost you less than half the price of going to a body shop, and 1-800-DENT-DOC can usually perform the procedure right in your driveway!
If your car has hail damage, minor creases, door dings or other minor damage, PDR techniques may be the perfect solution. Our technicians will come to your home or office, fix your vehicle quickly and be on their way, leaving you a happy and satisfied customer. We guarantee it, or we do not charge you for the work we perform.
Can PDR Fix My Vehicle?
There are quite a few types of damage that can be fixed using PDR. It is not the size of the dent but the type of dent and its location that determines whether PDR techniques are appropriate. Your car can probably be fixed using PDR if:
- You have smooth, shallow dents or dings in your vehicle’s surface. These dents can range in size from small like dimes to large like basketballs.
- Dents in plastic bumpers, if the bumpers are still attached and the paint is not broken.
If your vehicle has any of the following, another technique may be more appropriate for your repair:
- Dents or creases with sharp edges or those that have been stretched
- Damage along the edges of a vehicle’s doors, trunk or hood where there is reinforced double metal
- Damage at the edge of a panel
- Cracked, chipped or broken paint
- Damage to chrome bumpers
What Happens During PDR?
1-800-DENT-DOC offers same-day service with qualified technicians who come to your location immediately. We send our people out to help you quickly and we guarantee our results, or you don’t pay!
The technicians who do paintless dent repair are not just employees who have been hired to do this job with no background. Every PDR technician has spent hours studying and practicing this skill and are professionals who are required to prove their technique before being allowed to work on your car. We can guarantee our results because our people are well-trained professionals.
When a technician comes to work on your car and perform paintless dent repair, the first thing that he or she does is use a special LED light that illuminates the dent and allows the technician to position the repair tools correctly to pull the dent at the right angle. This is a critical part of the process and involves careful observation and measurement on the part of the professional dent technician.
Once the technician is satisfied with the angle, the dent is pulled and the metal is “massaged.” This process generally takes only a few minutes, but the technician may take some time to ensure that the results will be perfect. In some cases, a back-of-the-dent repair is not possible. In these cases, the technician uses a special tool and some glue that will not harm the surface of the vehicle. A glue pulling process or glue repair may be necessary when a dent is located in an awkward position and is difficult to reach.
If you have questions before, during or after the repair, be sure to ask them. The technicians from 1-800-DENT-DOC are ready to help you!
What Are The Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair?
If you want a fast, reliable method of dent repair, paintless dent repair is one of the best types available. It costs less than regular body work and often results in a better repair than a filler-type job. Furthermore, it usually takes a fraction of the time of traditional body work.
You should be very careful when looking at a body shop to do your dent repair. Body shops sometimes run up the cost of a repair by using Bondo unnecessarily. This creates a more complicated repair job, putting more money in the body shop’s pocket. Body shops typically charge a high hourly labor rate to cover the cost of employing their mechanics. This cost is passed on to you in the form of higher fees to repair simple dents. However, many repairs are possible using PDR and will cost you far less than a Bondo-job at a body shop. Always ask before taking your vehicle to an expensive repair shop!
Can I Fix Minor Dents Myself?
Another question we hear frequently at 1-800-DENT-DOC is: “Why can’t I just fix the dent myself?”
Of course, you can. However, you may not be pleased with your results. Many of the videos on the web that show you how to pull out a dent do not show you what can happen if you do not handle the process correctly! There are many car owners who have tried to fix dings and hail damage only to find that they have made matters worse by scratching up their paint job or even gouging their paint!
Scored, damaged paint is more of a problem than just being an eyesore. Without the right protection, you could wind up with a rust spot on your vehicle. This often happens if a dent is pulled incorrectly, and you may not even realize that you have an issue until the rust is well-entrenched. At that point, you are facing an expensive repair job.
All in all, it is usually best to let the professionals handle dent removal. With 1-800-DENT-DOC, that does not have to mean high bills and days while your car is in the shop!
If you need dents, dings or creases taken out of your car, call 1-800-DENT-DOC today. We will give you straightforward answers to your questions and provide you with quality repair service that is fast and cost-effective. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your car repaired and be on your way at a fraction of the cost of traditional auto body shops!