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How Long Does it Take to Fix a Car Dent?

How Long To Fix a Car Dent

Have a dent in your car? Whether you’ve had it there for years, putting off repairing it, or just got it today, when it comes to repairs you’ll likely want it done fast. Unless you have a bunch of extra vehicles lying around, you probably don’t want to go for an extended period of time without your car. Problem is, when it comes to autobody work, sometimes it can take weeks. But what about car dents?

For traditional car dent repair, you’re probably looking at between 2 days and 2 weeks. If the damage qualifies for Paintless Dent Repair, the dent could be fixed in as little time as an hour.

Car dents could take a few hours to repair or they could take a couple of weeks. There are a lot of variables when it comes to dent repair. The biggest variable? Will the repair require paintwork. If the dent repair involves painting, it can extend the timeframe out considerably. For one, there may be customers ahead of you before they can even get your car into the bay.

After matching the paint, the technician will paint the vehicle, bake the paint, allow it to sit overnight, and finally denib and buff the finished surface.  For major dents that involve insurance companies, it may take an additional 2-5 business days for the adjuster to make it to the shop to approve the job.

Fix a Car Dent with Paintless Dent Repair

If your damage qualifies for paintless dent repair you could be in and out of the autobody shop within hours. This type of repair method is available for the most common types of dings and dents – often from minor fender benders, and parking lot door dings. If the dent is shallow and there isn’t any paint damage then it can likely be fixed with Paintless Dent Repair. When the dent is very large or very deep, it can cause the metal or autobody material to stretch out making it difficult to repair with this method.

Not sure if your car dent can be fixed with Paintless Dent Repair? Call our autobody shop and ask.  However, we may need to inspect the damage in person to give the most accurate estimate.

Have a Dent in Wichita, Kansas? Call Global Collision Centers

At Global Collision Centers we can help you get that unflattering dent out of your car quickly and at an affordable price. Just give us a call today to schedule an appointment.


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