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Paintless Dent Repair Frequently Asked Questions

How much should paintless dent repair cost?

It costs anywhere from $75 to $125 for dings in the door.  Larger dents that have been involved in collision can cost from $150 to $300 or more. It can depend on how big the dent is, where it is located, and the depth. Hail damage dent repair can cost in the thousands of dollars depending upon how severe and how many dents are on the vehicle. Paintless dent removal can be more cost-effective and very affordable than going to a collision center.

Paintless dent repair cost factors:

  • Depth
  • Size
  • Location
  • Year of Vehicle
  • Type of Damage
  • Type of Crease

What is paintless dent repair?

PDR stands for Paintless Dent Repair. It is the fine art of removing all sizes and types of dents from an automobile or motorcycle without painting. Lifting the damage from behind with specialized tools and particular method is how it is done.

What can paintless dent repair fix?

  • Dents caused by:
    • gravel, rock pebbles
    • road debris
    • parking accidents
    • bumped car doors
    • small and large fender benders
    • hail damage

Why get paintless dent repair done?

PDR is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way of having dents removed from your automobile. The process is usually completed within hours and not weeks. We do not use bondo, fillers or after-market paint to repair your vehicle therefore your automobile’s factory paint remains intact.

When you have dents removed using the PDR method there are no CarFax incident reports generated due to the repair. Typically, a CarFax will diminish the sale or trade in value of a vehicle.

Are all PDR technicians created equal?

Currently there are no regulated licensing, continuing education or performance-based standards for this acquired skill. The fine art of removing dents is a skill set that is taught and once achieved each technician begins a lifelong journey of mastering the technique. This is an extremely difficult process that only the very committed technicians achieve.

How long does Paintless dent repair take?

Usually dents can be removed within an hour or two depending upon the severity, but hail damage can take a few days depending upon the quantity of dents that need to be removed.  Everything depends on extent of the damage of the vehicle.

Do dent pullers really work?

DIY dent pulling usually can work on shallow dents that are flat and flexible, but deep and dents that have specific angles and creases can be harder to remove.

Can all dents be repaired?

Not all dents can be suctioned out of a car. If there are cracks or specific creases in the paint, then the car owner would have a better chance with a collision center to get the part replaced.

Is paintless dent removal cheaper?

Traditional dent repair requires bonds, fillers, and paint.  Traditional dent repair is usually more expensive than Paintless dent repair.  Paintless dent repair usually costs between $75 to $150 or more depending upon the severity and size. Average cost of a collision center can be $1500-$2500. A professional car painter can be quite expensive.  A car painter can also be difficult to schedule with them.

What should I look for in locating a credible PDR technician?

A NAPDRT (National Alliance of Paintless Dent Removal Technicians) is a great place to start. This is the oldest association in the industry. Also look for a website presence and seek someone out who has demonstrated high quality results by way of achieving Reviews from paying customers.

Will my factory paint be impaired?

Absolutely not!  Paintless dent repair only affects the body, and does nothing to the paint.

Will my dents be totally removed?

Most dents can be totally removed.

Will my dents come back?

No.

Can all dents be removed?

It comes down to how stretched the metal or aluminum is and the location of damage.
If the dent is very deep this could be an indication that there is too much stretch which often times will not result in a high-quality repair. Additionally, the location of a dent that prohibits access can sometimes cause a dent to be unrepairable.

What if I am trying to sell my car or truck, can PDR help?

Absolutely! A lot of dealers know that a dented car will be harder to sell, because it speaks to how the owner took care of the vehicle. Paintless dent removal can be a great way to get the best price for your vehicle.

Are car dents covered by insurance?

Reporting a dent to your insurance company, a claims adjuster will come out to inspect your vehicle to understand and comprehend the fault. It depends on whether or not you have the right insurance to cover the possible damage. Most basic insurance plans actually do not cover dents and dings, and therefore Paintless dent repair can usually be less expensive than a collision center. If you do have an insurance plan that covers small and large dent repair, please call us and we can help you.

Can paintless dent removal fix a crease in my vehicle?

Absolutely! Body creases, dents, and dings, and the like can be fixed with paintless dent repair. We have a specialized technique that we have been fine-tuning for almost 20 years. We have over 100 5-star google reviews to prove that we add value back into our customer’s vehicles.

Does Piedmont Dent Repair give free estimates?

We do! Call us or send us a text message with some pictures of the dent on your vehicle, and we can take a look and give you a quick estimate.

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