Is Paintless Dent Repair safe for my vehicle? In most cases, PDR is the preferred method for dent removal and hail damage repair because it is non-destructive unlike other methods and the vehicle stays original. The greatest benefit of PDR is that the factory paint is not harmed and it stays completely intact. The combination of these benefits helps the vehicle retain its full value once the repair is made.
Top 7 reasons why Paintless Dent Repair is safe:
- The vehicle stays original
- The factory paint is not harmed
- PDR is more precise
- PDR is a permanent fix
- Car dealerships trust PDR
- Value of the vehicle is retained
- Lifetime warranty
1. The vehicle stays original
Dent removal with PDR does not require body part replacement. Without the need for aftermarket parts and repainting, the vehicle stays 100% original. With Paintless Dent Repair, dents are removed individually with specialized tools by a PDR technician. By using PDR, the vehicle is repaired back to the exact condition it was in before the damage occurred.
2. The factory paint is not harmed
The factory paint is a very elaborate and expensive process that would be extremely difficult to duplicate outside of the factory. The condition of the paint has a direct impact on the vehicle and is probably the best paint job it will ever have. For these reasons, it is very important to keep the paint for as long as you can. Paintless Dent Repair fixes dents without using body fillers that would require sanding and repainting.
3. PDR is more precise
Aftermarket parts are generally not built to the specifications and tolerances of those that come directly from the factory (OEM). They are usually of lower quality (Cheaper) and most insurance companies will require aftermarket parts because of this. PDR repairs the existing vehicle to the correct specifications while keeping all of the factory parts intact. Therefore, the damaged areas on the vehicle are restored as they were intended from the factory.
4. PDR is a permanent fix
When done correctly, Paintless Dent Repair is a permanent fix that will last the life of your vehicle. The dents will not “Reappear” or “Pop-out” over time. When a dent occurs, the metal stretches at the point of impact and around it. It also stresses the metal and paint. Skilled PDR technicians use their specialized tools to maneuver the metal back to its original position and alleviate any stress to the metal and paint in the process. Once the dent is properly set, it will stay in that position indefinitely. To prevent further damage, it is important to repair dents ASAP.
5. Car dealerships trust PDR
Besides the small dents and door dings that car dealerships experience, they also use PDR for auto hail repair on their vehicles. They know that their vehicles (New and used) will be restored perfectly to the condition they were once in without having to worry about warranty issues down the road.
6. The full value of the vehicle is retained
When a vehicle is repaired with PDR, it is returned to the customer in the same condition it was in before the damage took place. This is a very important factor when it comes time to sell or trade it in. Deductions will be made during the appraisal for paint that doesn’t quite match exactly or body panels that don’t fit correctly. These imperfections are easily spotted by a trained eye.
7. Lifetime warranty
Most Paintless Dent Repair work comes with a lifetime warranty. As we mentioned above, PDR is a permanent fix when done correctly so it really isn’t an issue. Just make sure your vehicle is repaired by a reputable shop such as The Dent Company. You won’t get that same warranty on replacement parts or the paint that will have to be applied from a regular body shop.
Can PDR fix all dents?
While Paintless Dent Repair is the best option for most dents, it does have its limitations. For example, paint that is cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged cannot be repaired by PDR. The vehicle will need to be repaired by conventional body shop methods. Luckily, The Dent Company is unique as we are experts in both. Besides specializing in Paintless Dent Repair, we are also a full-service body shop. We first repair a vehicle with PDR and only use conventional body shop methods when necessary. This greatly minimizes the overall impact on the vehicle and it stays original as possible.
About The Dent Company
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