How Much Does Paintless Dent Repair Cost?

How much does paintless dent repair cost for auto hail damage?  At the time of this writing, the average cost for PDR on a single hail dent starts at $75.  It will go up from there depending on a number of circumstances. Without bringing your vehicle to an auto hail repair expert for an estimate, there is really no way to give an accurate cost for the repair.  While we can’t give you the cost, we can explain the process of how the paintless dent repair cost is estimated.

Have insurance? Your paintless dent repair cost is covered.

If your vehicle was damaged by hail and you have full-coverage or comprehensive insurance, then the paintless dent repair cost will be the amount of your deductible.  Liability-only insurance does not cover auto hail repair.  It is important to note that an insurance company may total your car if the paintless dent repair cost exceeds the value of the vehicle.  A vehicle that has been through two hail storms is more likely to be totaled than if it had been repaired after the first.  In other words, don’t wait.

How much does paintless dent repair cost for auto hail damage?  At the time of this writing, the average cost to repair a single hail dent starts at $75.

Size Matters – As far as auto hail dents go.

The size of the hail dent will factor into the paintless dent repair cost.  The average hail dent is anywhere between the size of a dime up to a half dollar.  As the size of the dent increases so does the cost to repair it.  If the hailstones are large enough, the damage may be too much for paintless dent repair to work on that particular body part.  In these cases, a body shop would be used for the damaged part, only.   The full repair cost will be included in the paintless dent repair cost estimate.

Location, Location, Location – Where the dent is will affect the cost.

Paintless dent repair cost will vary depending on where the dent is on the vehicle due to accessibility.  A hail dent in a hood is much easier to repair than on the top of the vehicle.  This is because there are more access areas under the hood.  With a paintless dent repair cost estimate, the PDR technician will accurately document the size and location of each hail dent.

By the numbers – Add up the total number of hail dents.

When preparing a paintless dent repair cost estimate, the number of dents in an area will have a definite impact.  If a body panel has too many dents, it may not be salvageable.  In that case, just that body panel would have to be replaced.

In addition to the aforementioned factors that determine the paintless dent repair cost, parts of the vehicle may need to be replaced.  For example, windshields, bumpers and sunroofs may need to be replaced if damaged.  These items will be listed by the PDR technician in the estimate for the total cost of the auto hail repair.

If you need auto hail repair and want an estimate for our paintless dent repair cost, give us a call or visit our contact page to send us a message.  Our estimates are always free.

-The Dent Company (TDC) | The Auto Hail Repair Experts

 

2 thoughts on “How Much Does Paintless Dent Repair Cost?”

  1. It’s good to know paintless dent repair is included under your insurance. I wasn’t aware that that was the case. I’ll have to remember to call my insurance in the future to make sure the auto body shop they cover uses this type of repair.

  2. Hi Lillian!
    After the insurance claim is made, you can actually take your vehicle to the repair shop of your choice. We deal with all insurance companies and our work is guaranteed.
    I hope this helps!

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