Frequently Asked Questions about PDR

What is PDR?

PDR stands for paintless dent repair or paintless dent removal. It means we can repair your vehicles dents and dings without repainting the damaged area of the vehicle

What are the benefits of PDR?

Quality paintless dent repair is the best method to get your vehicle back to it’s original condition without looking like it ever happened PDR can be done at your location most repairs can be done in about an hour without the need of leaving your vehicle at a body shop for days

How much does PDR cost?

Each dent can vary tremendously. Most individuals cant see a dent the same way an experienced PDR tech can. A small dent can cost more than a large dent if the access is harder to achieve. There are many factors that a good PDR tech will consider. Factors included in the price are location of the dent, access of the dent from behind the panel, R&I for the access, width of the dent, depth of the dent, thickness of the metal, quality of the paint in the damaged area, and positioning of the light or reflector birds used. These are all factors that an experienced PDR tech can analyze during an estimate. Some inexperienced PDR techs will fail to consider all factors and under price a repair. This could potentially cost the customer more money if an inexperienced PDR tech cannot repair the dent correctly. A bad PDR repair can cost the customer up to ten times as much as a quality PDR company repair. There’s an old saying “you get what you pay for”

How does PDR work?

PDR or paintless dent repair takes a highly skilled tech with years of experience and knowledge to achieve the maximum quality repair without damaging the paint. PDR techs use specially designed PDR tools to access the dent from behind and gently work the damaged area back to its original condition. Specially designed lights and reflector boards are needed to aid the PDR techs during the repair process.

Can I push the dent out myself?

We STRONGLY recommend against it! Metal can be over stretched. Once the metal becomes over stretched we will recommend a body shop repair. Repairs can be more than double with one wrong push behind the dent. This will always void any PDR warranty and possibly your factory manufacturer’s warranty.

Is PDR cheaper than a body shop?

Generally, YES! PDR cost average far less than a conventional body shop repair.

Should I use the cheapest PDR Company?

Not all PDR companies are the same. There are many reasons a PDR companies less expensive than another PDR company. Experience will always consider unforeseen issues, and inexperience will not consider unforeseen issues. Price will vary based on experience. An inexperienced PDR tech will nearly always be less expensive. New PDR companies have to be cheaper to win customers over with price. New PDR companies could be “practicing” on your vehicle. Be certain that PDR company you choose has a solid history and can show you before and after photos of there repairs.

Does PDR come with a warranty?

Dent Expert PDR has a guarantee on all PDR repairs unless the repair has been manipulated by the customer or another PDR company before Dent Expert PDR has had the opportunity to repair the dent correctly. Most reputable PDR companies will do the same.

Will my dent come back after PDR?

No, once the dent is repaired correctly, the dent will not return. PDR repairs will come with a guarantee.

Can paintless dent repair help me with my vehicles trade in or lease return?

It sure can. We will repair the dents for a lot less than you will be charged for wear and tear on your lease turn in most people will judge your vehicle by it’s appearance. Paintless dent repair will increase the price of your vehicle.

Can PDR crack my paint?

An inexperienced PDR tech can cause more damage such as cracking the paint of a vehicle. That’s why it’s so important to use a qualified and experienced PDR company. Dent Expert PDR has experienced techs with many years experience each. Our techs can repair extremely large dents without compromising the paint integrity.

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