Most vehicle owners have taken their car to an auto body shop for a minor damage repair at one point and had to pay exorbitant costs while waiting days for it to be completed. If your vehicle has minor dents and dings but no paint damage, you should consider paintless dent removal (PDR) instead of conventional repairs. The cost in time and dollars for PDR work is much lower and will save you money. Here’s how.

How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?

Paintless dent repair is a quick and convenient repair technique. When you compare PDR to the traditional repairing technique used in most body shops, you’ll see how successful it is.

During routine, conventional repairs, a technician pulls out any damage with a dent puller as the initial step. The car is then prepped for paint once the surface is flattened by grinding the metal. Then, they apply filler and several coats of paint to the damaged area. This process is more time-consuming and difficult than its counterpart.

Paintless dent repair, on the other hand, can be completed in a matter of hours. Suction, heat and specialized equipment are used by technicians that specialize in this service to remove damage from your vehicle’s frame without damaging the paint. Furthermore, you will only have to wait a brief time for the technicians to complete repairs.

Why Is PDR Cheaper?

The traditional method of dent repair is more expensive than paintless dent repair. The lengthy operation, tools and items required and labor used are some of the factors that make the traditional route a costly option. On the other hand, paintless dent repair professionals handle the damaged area with specialized tools to quickly restore it to its original state by manipulating the mental. This method removes all bonding and sanding steps needed in traditional repair methods, lowering costs and saving time. Keep in mind that although this procedure is cost-effective, it cannot repair all problems (for example, if the dent has paint damage).

Insurance Companies Prefer PDR

If your insurance policy covers repairs for the vehicle damage, you can take your damaged vehicle to get PDR. In most cases, insurance companies actually prefer PDR shops because repair costs (and the compensation they owe you) are lower. Otherwise, the insurance company would have to shell out more money for higher costing traditional repairs that won’t add as much value back to your vehicle. Furthermore, depending on the PDR company you choose, skilled professionals can assist you in filing insurance claims.

PDR is reasonably priced and time-saving and helps with vehicle value, which is why it’s such a popular choice for removing minor dents and dings. Care to learn more or need assistance with dents and dings on your vehicle? Text us photos of the damage or contact us at Dent Shop today to schedule a free estimate.