Frequently Asked Questions
The following list contains our most commonly asked questions and answers. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, shoot us an email with your question to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us!
Question: What is Paintless Dent Repair?
Question: Who should consider using PDR?
Question: Do you report to Carfax?
Question: Can creases be fixed?
Question: How much does PDR cost?
Question: I have a scratch in my dent. Is it still worth fixing with PDR?
Question: I got a cheaper estimate to repair my car by replacing and repainting rather than PDR. Why would I use PDR?
Question: How does PDR work?
Question: Should I try a DIY kit?
Answer: Absolutely not. Most dents we see after a DIY attempt involve a more difficult repair process, and may result in cracked paint. Our advice? If you’re thinking of using that hammer or a screwdriver to pop out a dent, JUST DON’T! Let us repair your car instead. Our technicians spend many years honing their skills to produce high-quality results for our customers.
Question: Can I fix my dent with dry ice?
Question: How long does it take to repair a typical dent?
Question: Can I get an estimate by sending you a picture?
Answer: Yes. We can provide a price range for a dent repair. That said, we prefer to see the vehicle in person because there are a number of factors that we cannot account for with a photo, such as sound-deadening material on the inside of the panel or a crash intrusion bar. Moreover, some dents can be so severe we need to physically examine them to determine if they are good candidates for PDR.
Question: Another company told me my dent could not be repaired using PDR. Should I just take it to a body shop?
Answer: No. PDR is a skilled tradecraft and success is highly dependent on the technician who does the work. Dent Shop’s team of master technicians can repair dents that most other repair shops cannot.
About Dent Shop
Established in 2015 by experts with 35+ years of experience in the business, Dent Shop specializes in Paintless Dent Repair to eliminate small-to-large dents and hail damage on your vehicle. Our technicians gently and skillfully restore damaged panels to their original dent-free condition. Dent Shop offers PDR and hail damage repair services at our three shop locations: Ashurn in Virginia, Redlands in California and Rapid City in South Dakota.
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless Dent Repair is the process of repairing minor dents and hail damage without affecting a vehicle’s original finish. PDR involves no filling, sanding or painting, so it is a quick, minimally invasive and cost-effective way to restore a lightly damaged car to its original condition.
Vehicle Hail Damage Repair
Paintless Dent Repair is the quickest and most effective way to repair hail damage. In most cases, we can have your car looking like new after only one day in our shop. And Dent Shop works with your insurer—all you need to do is obtain a claim number and bring your vehicle to us for a consultation. We’ll do the rest.
Vehicle Large Dent Repair
Dent Shop handles large dent repairs, including creases, the same way we handle smaller dents and hail damage. If you have had a minor accident, or your car has borne the brunt of a runaway shopping cart or other collision, our technicians can often restore the affected area using Paintless Dent Repair techniques.