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Most Common Questions About Paintless Dent Repair


Paintless Dent Repair is the most ideal option for vehicle hail repair no matter where or who you are. PDR is the method of pressing dents and dings out with specific tools to restore your vehicle to its original condition. 

Although it is the ideal method of repair, most people do not fully understand what PDR is or how it works. Luckily for you we are here to help answer the most common questions about paintless dent repair.

Does Paintless Dent Repair Ruin The Paint Of My Vehicle?

The short answer is no, paintless dent repair does not damage the paint of your vehicle. PDR only impacts the metal of your vehicle, not the paint, unless the paint was already damaged by the cause of the dent. When done properly, the paint of your vehicle will be pressed back into place. 

If the paint of your vehicle is scratched, chipped or cracked then the use of paintless dent repair could compound the damage. A paintless dent repair expert will be able to evaluate your vehicle before starting repairs and recommend a different repair method if needed. 

Does Paintless Dent Repair Work For Hail Damage?

Paintless Dent Repair is considered the most effective and efficient method of repair for hail damage. When your vehicle is damaged by hail stones during a hail storm, paintless dent repair can be used to restore your vehicle’s metal panels to their original condition. In extreme cases of severe hail damage, paintless dent repair may not be the best method of repair. In these extreme cases, conventional collision repair is likely needed to repair your vehicle.

Does Paintless Dent Repair Work On All Dents?

Although PDR is the most effective and efficient repair for most dents and dings, it is not the perfect method for all dents. The depth and location of a dent on your vehicle will help determine if PDR is the best method of repair or not. 

Most people think that size is the greatest factor but the reality is that depth is the most important factor when determining if PDR is the right method. A dent that is large in diameter but is shallow can easily be repaired using PDR but a dent small in diameter and deep can be difficult to repair using PDR. A deep dent typically damages and stretches the metal of the body of your vehicle and if it is stretched too much then it cannot be pressed out to its original condition.

How Long Does Paintless Dent Repair Last?

Paintless Dent Repair is permanent since it pushes the metal of your vehicle back to its original position and condition. The point is the dent will NOT pop back in.

Why is Paintless Dent Repair Beneficial?

The main benefit of using paintless dent repair is that it is far less expensive than conventional repair methods. Paintless dent repair is also a more efficient method of repair, saving you time and money. PDR is also way better for the environment than any other method of repair since there is no paint, fillers, or solvents are being used. The last main benefit of PDR is that it helps preserve the value of your vehicle since it seamlessly restores your vehicle to its original condition.

How Paintless Dent Repair Works 

  • First we assess the damage. Minor dents from hail or other accidents can be repaired with PDR. We look at your entire vehicle for damage and then we inform you how much work it is going to take.
  • Next we remove the panels of your vehicle. PDR is a process that is done from the inside out, unlike traditional services. Because of this we need to remove affected panels or headlights and taillights as access points.
  • We then push the dents out from the inside. Using our specialized tool sets and our expert knowledge Auto Hail Zone is able to push the dents and bumps out to their original position without requiring touch up on the paint.
  • Finally, we replace your panels and anything else we removed, leaving you with a good as new vehicle.

At Auto Hail Zone, Colorado Springs, we specialize in PDR while also having experts in collision repair. Our 20 years of experience in both methods of repair make us the top shop in both locations. 

When you leave your vehicle with us it is secured inside our iron-tight fenced lot that is under 24-hour surveillance until an insurance adjuster examines your vehicle. After the examination we then move your vehicle into our shop where it is kept safe and secure while the work is performed. Your vehicle is then flawlessly repaired so you can enjoy a good as new vehicle. 

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