The devastating feeling you get when you find a dent in your otherwise flawless car is often unwarranted. Yes, it’s a terrible situation but most dents, even large ones, can be repaired for very little out-of-pocket cost. That’s because most dents can be repaired with paintless dent repair. It’s the quickest and most cost-effective method of removing a dent from a vehicle.
Paintless dent repair works by applying just the right amount of pressure to slowly work out the dent. It does require experience and training to do it correctly without damaging the vehicle further but, in the right hands, it’s quick and inexpensive.
So, what dents can be repaired with paintless dent repair? The repair method can be used on:
- Body Creases
What Determines if Paintless Dent Repair is a Viable Option
The main thing that affects whether or not PDR is a viable option for repairs is whether there is damage to the paint. If the dent or ding caused the paint to crack, then other repair methods will have to be considered. If the paint is still intact, the next thing to consider is how deep or sharp the dent is. In other words, if the dent is at a sharp angle, it causes the metal to stretch out so, if pushed back in place, it would cause the paint to crack.
Shallow dings, dents, and creases can be fixed with the paintless dent repair technique. Even if the dent is very large but still shallow, it can usually be repaired with PDR.
For dents that can’t be repaired with PDR, the most common method of repair is by filling the dent with a body filler and then painting over it. This process takes much longer and costs significantly more. That’s why it’s important to first find out if paintless dent repair is an option before contacting a body shop that only does traditional dent repair.
Have a Dent in Your Car in Wichita, Kansas?
If you’ve noticed a ding, dent or crease in your vehicle, contact Global Collision Centers, the experts in auto body repairs. We offer the highest quality paintless dent repair service in the area. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We can quickly assess whether PDR is an option and get your car fixed up and looking factory new without breaking the bank.