No matter which geographic location you live in, you’ve more than likely dealt with some adverse weather conditions. Rain, snow, sleet, the list goes on and on. However, there’s one effect of the weather that causes more inconvenience for drivers than all of these combined. Hail, which are stones that fall from the sky, cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. And as a result, vehicles are left with dents and abrasions that are unsightly and inconvenient. The question is–what do you do to get your vehicle back to looking good?
The Old Days
In the old days, hail damage meant taking your vehicle to a local body shop to have it worked on. The process usually meant that you’d be without your vehicle for a few days while it was worked on. The paint of your vehicle was stripped, dents were hammered out, and a paint job that may or may not be of average consistency with the rest of your vehicle was the end result. However, there’s a better way in the modern age.
Paintless Dent Removal
When it comes to removing the signs and dents that a hail storm leaves behind, there’s a new process called PDR, or paintless dent repair. It completely shifts the paradigm regarding auto body work. Instead of stripping the paint to get at the dents, PDR involves removing the exterior panels of your vehicle and dealing with the dents from behind. This means that the paint of your vehicle’s exterior isn’t compromised at all, and the process is actually much quicker than traditional methods.
Faster and Ecologically Responsible
Aside from not harming the paint of your vehicle, PDR is actually much quicker, and more dents can be dealt with in hours and not days. And what’s more, it’s also more friendly to the environment. Because it doesn’t use corrosive chemicals or paint, there’s no chance of the damage being inflicted by harmful runoff or the wrong disposal.
A Better Future with PDR
If you find yourself caught in a hailstorm and the after-effects are less-than-friendly to your vehicle, and once you’ve contacted your insurance company, finding a trustworthy location to take care of your vehicle just got easier. Dent Shop Rapid City can return your vehicle to its original shape in a matter of hours. For more information on us and what we can do for you, give us a call at 605-524-2650 or fill out the form below.