PDR Auto Dent Removal – Non-Collision Paintless Dent Repair
Dings and dents happen. You can be the safest driver on the road. However, you can still suffer dings and dents due to hail and loose road debris. In every case, these result in unsightly flaws in your car bodywork. However, our PDR auto dent removal service can restore your vehicle’s aesthetic form factor.
What is PDR Auto Dent Removal?
Paintless dent removal (PDR) is a car bodywork restoration method that removes dings and dents without affecting your existing vehicle paintwork. The process requires no color matching. PDR auto dent removal is also low-cost, helps retain your car manufacturer warranty, and can be completed in a matter of hours.
How Does Paintless Dent Removal Work?
PDR precision dent removal is not suitable for ironing out kinks and dents caused my major collisions. However, PDR procedures are ideal for correcting door dings and dents caused by minor impacts.
Based in North Carolina, First Choice Paintless Dent Repair offer auto dent removal services to residents of Marion, Lenoir, Swannnanoa, Hickory, and the surrounding area.
To start we visually asses dent sizes and identify the best way to gain access to the reverse side of affected bodywork. We then perform more thorough inspections using a specialized light board.
- Using a light board, we can use the shadow cast by a dent to map areas where pressure can be applied to even bodywork surfaces.
- As part of our precision dent removal process, we begin applying pressure to specific points on the reverse side of vehicular bodywork.
- Typically it is possible to remedy 80% to 90% of dents using our PDR process the same day a vehicle enters our repair shop.
In every case, the success of paintless dent removal depends on a dent size and location. However, by slowly and deliberately applying exact amounts of pressure, most dents and dings can be massaged out car bodywork in a few hours.
Paintless Dent Removal Vs. Regular Dent Removal
Massaging dents out of vehicle bodywork does not affect existing car paintwork or existing car clear coats. However, regular dent removal processes are more invasive.
Traditionally, vehicle body repair centers fill dents instead of attempting to massage car bodywork to its original form factor. As a result, new paint needs to be matched and applied. This process can take several days.
Because paint matching and curing of epoxy fillers take time, traditional dent repairs can be expensive. In most cases, damage to vehicles will also still be noticeable. This is thanks to the fact that color matching paints to existing car finishes isn’t always possible.
My Car Has Just Been Dinged - What Do I do Next?
Suffering a dent or ding while driving can be scary. Impacts with small animals, falling debris, and kicked up road debris, are unexpected, and always happen at the worst possible moment.
If you are on the road, find a safe place to pull over. Make sure that whatever has dinged or dented your vehicle hasn’t also damaged your windscreen or lights. While doing this, make a note of where any dents are located and how large these are.
Contact Your Car Insurance Company
Different car insurers cover different types of dents in car bodywork. It may also be the case that dent repairs might be covered by your car dealership warranty. This being the case contact your insurer or dealership to see if it is possible to make a claim.
Get Dent Damage Properly Appraised
If repair of dings and dents can be covered by your warranty or insurance, you will need to get damage properly appraised. We can do this for you. However, your insurance company may require you to have appraisals performed with a bodyshop of their choosing.
If you are obligated to visit a specific garage for appraisals, you may be obligated to have repairs performed with the same bodyshop. If this is the case, make sure that they offer paintless dent repair.
Where paintless dent repair isn’t available, it may be worth paying for repairs out of your own pocket. This is due to the fact that epoxy filled dents will affect your vehicle’s long-term resale value.
How to Prepare Your Vehicle for PDR Auto Dent Removal
For paintless dent removal to be successful, we will need access to the interior and exterior of your vehicle. We, therefore, ask that all car owners clean and tidy their car cabin prior to arriving at our repair centers.
The cleaner your car and paintwork, the faster we can remedy dents and get your car back on the road.
How to Schedule Auto Dent Removal
At First Choice Paintless Dent Repair, we operate in several locations across North Carolina. These include Marion, Lenoir, Swannnanoa, and Hickory.
To find your nearest First Choice Paintless Dent Repair center, call or contact us to speak to one of our dent repair advisers. As soon as you do, we’ll advise you concerning the likely cost of repairs. We will then schedule an appointment on your behalf with your nearest repair center.
How Long Do PDR Repairs Usually take?
As single dent in a vehicle can usually be repaired at one of our First Choice Paintless Dent Repair centers in under 24-hours. However, repairs can occasionally take up to 3-days depending on the number of vehicles we have scheduled for repair.
In every case, we will advise you when you first reach out how long a repair will likely take. It is also worth remembering that even when repairs might take 3-days, vehicle owners still stand to save up to 30% on the cost of traditional dent repairs.
Why Choose First Choice Paintless Dent Repair?
At First Choice Paintless Dent Repair, we keep dent removal costs to a minimum. We also help car owners retain their vehicles’ full form factor and manufacturer warranty.
Might it be possible to fix a dent or ding in your car bodywork without epoxy? Call us now to find out.