It’s Spring time in Texas which means 3 things to us: the return of Texas Rangers Baseball, the return of the beautiful bluebonnets on the sides of our state’s highways, and the return of Texas Sized
spring showers hail. As a new car owner, there is nothing worse than the helpless feeling that you get when your new car baby is being pounded by hail of epic proportions.
Fortunately, there are ways to repair hail damage without taking apart the entire car and putting it back together, which would take time and be incredibly expensive. Enter: Paintless Dent Repair.
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is an industry recognized repair process that involves the removal of hail dents or other types of damage from a vehicle’s exterior surface panels without disturbing the finish.
The technique of PDR has been around for several years. Introduced to the North American retail market from Europe in 1983, it has become popularly adopted for commercial use, such as lease return, auction preparation and rental car maintenance. Most recently, the emergence of the procedure as an option in consumer vehicle repair has resulted in a growing interest by the public.
Paintless Dent Removal, is a variety of techniques used for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using PDR; however, usually if there is paint damage, PDR may not be suitable.
The PDR procedure involves the use of specialized tools that apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections. Damage may also be repaired by bonding a “tab” or other device to the exterior of the panel and pulling the dent from the topside. By using either of these techniques, the technician is able to restore panel appearance, thus eliminating the need for refinishing the panel’s surface area.
Approved by major insurance companies as a viable alternative to conventional hail damage and minor dent repair, PDR is quickly becoming the obvious choice of savvy consumers.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair
- Low cost
- High quality repair by industry certified technicians
- No cutting or drilling
- Preserves vehicle finish, NO painting necessary
- Quick and easy repair process
There have been recent reports about Mobile Dent Repair businesses that have been taking advantage of the people of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by not providing satisfactory services to their customers. Often times these scam artists will use a recent storm as the perfect excuse to talk to you about dents in your car. It is always a plus to be able to drive up to the front door of a business and be able to get the help that you need. Mr. Fairbanks always reminds us that “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Our Collision Center offers Paintless Dent Repair as well a whole host of other services. Give them a call at (972) 223-7611.