Sadly, minor damage to your vehicle can almost be more frustrating than extensive damage and dents. You look at the indentation and wonder what it will cost to repair, how long it will take, and how the metal could be damaged without a single chip or nick in the paint. It can almost be tempting to leave the dent and try to forget about it. But each time you see it, there is a nagging pang of resentment that someone damaged your car, truck, or SUV. So never overlook even minor dents and damage. Instead, stop into Master Craft Auto Body Shop to learn more about the modern miracle of car repair called paintless dent repair.
How Does Paintless Dent Repair, PDR, Work?
While paintless dent repair is not ideal for severe damage to your vehicle, it is perfect for those surface dents, creases, and dings that have damaged the sheet metal but not the protective painted surface of the car. Our experts are highly trained in the unique process and use of proprietary tools to restore the metal panel on your vehicle to pre-damaged condition. And if there does happen to be a tiny paint blemish, our pros will take care of that for you as well.
What About My Car’s Value After This Repair?
If you know much about purchasing a preowned car, you understand that some auto body repairs lower the car’s value. Fillers and other foreign materials will drop the value of a used car. However, with paintless dent repair, we are not covering up any damage. Instead, we are restoring the shape of the piece of metal to its original form to return your vehicle’s visual appeal and smooth lines. There are no other materials used to fill gaps or holes in the metal. So when you sell your vehicle, no one will know there was a dent in the metal.
Why Should I Repair Even A Small Dent Or Ding?
Even a minor imperfection in the surface of your vehicle drops the value and appeal to potential buyers. And if you love your car, it is a constant reminder to you that it was damaged. In addition, that flexed metal could have resulted in micro-cracks in the surface of the paint. And if left uncorrected, that dent could lead to rust that will severely impact your vehicle’s value.
Is PDR Affordable?
One of the most significant benefits of paintless dent repair is that it takes just a few hours rather than a few days to complete. So you are only looking at a fraction of the labor cost, and there are no material costs. The only time you pay for materials is if we find a tiny chip or crack in the paint that needs touching up to protect the integrity of your car’s protective surface.
How Do I Know If DPR Will Work For My Car?
The size of the damage and its location are the two deciding factors for using paintless dent repair. The average dent that we fix is about the size of a golf ball. Dents located at the edge of a metal panel are more challenging to repair, as are extremely deep dents. When the metal has been overstretched, it can be difficult or impossible to make a quality repair using the paintless dent repair method.
Call (818) 643-6971 to schedule a time to bring your vehicle to Master Craft Auto Body Shop to see if PDR is the best choice to correct any minor damage to your vehicle’s sheet metal. Our experts will provide you with a free cost estimate and time to complete the repair.