Paintless Dent Repair

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.

Texas Storm. Spring 2014
Texas Storm. Spring 2014

 

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

Mobile Dent Repair
Paintless Mobile 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.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Things to do After a Car Accident

Take pictures of the damage
Take pictures of the damage

With all of this crazy Texas weather happening lately, we thought we should share our suggestions for what you should do after an accident. We hope you never have to use these tips, but just incase, here they are.

5. Stay calm and safe.

It’s very normal to experience a little bit of anxiety and stress after being in a car accident. Try your hardest to remain cool and calm. The first priority is to make sure that you are in a safe area. If the accident is minor you can move the cars off of the road, but if you are unable to move to the side of the road, make sure passing drivers can see you. Don’t forget to turn on your hazard lights.

4. Check for injuries and call the police.

Even if the accident is minor, it’s best to have the police come out and make an official report. This is very helpful later when dealing with insurance companies.

3. Make notes about what happened.

Take note of anything that you might forget later such as the weather and road conditions, street names, license plate numbers and models of the vehicles. Don’t forget to use your smartphone or camera to take pictures of the damage to both vehicles.

2. Exchange Information.

Be sure to exchange information with the other driver. A notepad and a pen stored in the glove compartment can come in handy in situations like this. Don’t be afraid to be the first person to ask for the other driver’s information.

1. Call your insurance agent right away.

Your insurance agent will be able to guide you in what steps you should take next and what you can expect from their end. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if this is a new process for you, they are here to help. Write down all of your claim information and keep it in a safe place.