It’s not always easy to tell whether the damage to your vehicle is repairable or would require a totally new framework. While there are plenty of obvious scenarios where you’ll need auto body replacement (fire damage, for example), not every problem needs that expensive solution. Certain problems, like dents and other cosmetic damages, can be resolved with much simpler methods.
Dent Shop focuses on the Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) technique to resolve superficial exterior damages, while saving you time and money over going to the auto body shop.
When to Use PDR Instead of Auto Body Replacement
You’d be surprised how many of those severe dents we can massage or pop out with careful PDR work. Provided you have the appropriate equipment (not cheap home-repair kits), it’s possible to iron out small dents, large dents, hail damage, creases, and more.
This doesn’t require us to replace expensive parts, repaint the car, or force you to wait a week for results (like you would at the auto repair shop). Plus, most insurance companies cover PDR. As long as it doesn’t involve scraped paint, our methods can resolve problems within a day or two.
When to Seek Auto Body Replacement
Since we don’t want to mislead anybody, Dent Shop prefers to be forthright about what we can and cannot fix. We might reach a limit on what we can handle if the framework has extensive damages, beyond what we could mechanically set back into place. If you have chipped, peeling, and scraped paint, then PDR won’t do much to address it.
Always exercise caution, however, because auto shops may try to coax you into an expensive body replacement, when a less invasive measure would suffice much better. Don’t forget that you can always ask us for a free estimate if you still aren’t sure whether your car damages are PDR-fixable.
PDR: Specialization Has Its Advantages
Sometimes, it’s smarter to seek a specialist when you have a specific problem, like dents to your car hood from hail damage. The automotive shops don’t do as much dent repair as we do, and their service rates are significantly higher. Our team does nothing else except PDR, meaning we’ve had lots of practice at it.
Therefore, you can count on Dent Shop for fast, effective, and permanent solutions to those unsightly dents on cars, trucks, SUVs, or even motorcycles. We serve customers in three locations: Ashburn, Virginia, Redlands, California, and Rapid City, South Dakota.
Want to know more about the advantages of PDR? Contact us at 571-293-2129 or fill out the form below!