Getting your vehicle dented is, unfortunately, fairly common nowadays. The good news is that experts say that 80% to 90% of dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair (PDR) techniques. When it’s time to choose a paintless dent repair shop, you’ll want to take some steps to ensure you choose the best shop for your vehicle. Here’s how you can find the right one.

Identify the Type of Dent You Have

Dents can come in all shapes and sizes. Typically, there are three main types of dents that PDR can take care of fully. These are round dents (small or large) often caused by hail or sports balls, car dings that occur as a result of parking lot damage or from small objects hitting your vehicle and crease dents which are the most complex and time-consuming. Once you determine the type of dent you have and if PDR is a repair option, you can move on to the next step.

Contact Local Paintless Dent Repair Shops

To find out if paintless dent repair can fix your damage, contact a local company for an evaluation. In most cases, dents or dings that have not damaged the paint are able to be fixed by PDR technicians. If there are cracks or chips in the paint, then the exposed metal will rust, so therefore PDR is not an option for repairs. 

Once you determine your dent can be fixed with PDR, you’ll need the best local paintless dent repair specialist for the job. Since you already know what type of dent you have and that it can be fixed with PDR, avoid any auto body repair companies that recommend traditional filling and repainting. Don’t be afraid to ask local shops how often or how long they have performed PDR, as these are great questions to help you choose between shops.

Make Your Decision

After you have contacted a few shops for estimates, it’s time to make your decision. If you are stuck between a few companies, be sure to compare prices, check their reviews and consider the level of experience the shop has. A great paintless dent repair company will even offer a warranty on their work, so you can have peace of mind.

Now that you know the steps to finding the right paintless dent repair shop for your vehicle, this task shouldn’t be tricky. If you’re looking for experienced and trusted professionals to perform PDR on your vehicle, give us a call at Dent Shop. We’ll get your car back to its former glory in no time. Contact us today to get started with a free estimate.