As hail season strikes again, it is time to look at the affordable ways you can get your car through this frustrating time. Hail can cause serious damage to your car, creating dents and bruises as the hail season goes on. Thankfully, new techniques are being developed to repair hail dents that are more affordable and less time-consuming. With paintless dent repair, you will have your car recovered from hail damage and driving like new in no time.
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
Hail can be anywhere from small and pea-sized to monstrously large golf ball-sized. Thankfully, paintless dent repair (PDR) has been created to maintain the original factory paint on your vehicle. This means you save time, money, and your car’s finish. When hail damage is small enough, your car may be eligible for PDR. Paintless dent repair can be used on aluminum and steel vehicles if the paint surface is in good condition, meaning it’s not cracked or scratched. In addition, the surface cannot have any torn metal or sharp edges or alternative dent repair methods will need to be used. As the technique grows in popularity, consider asking your car care professional about your paintless dent repair options.
How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
Paintless dent repair is a technique that involves a professional using specialized dent removal tools to effectively push the dent from underneath the body panel to make it look like new on the outside. Your professional car repair expert gains access to the underside of the dent by removing necessary trims. Using a specialized dent removal tool, your car repair professional gently pushes the dent outward to safely remove dents large and small. Whether your car’s dents are large or small, ask your car repair specialist if PDR is right for you and your vehicle.
Alternatives to Paintless Dent Repair
Not every car is eligible for paintless dent repair. If the hail has left your car with too much damage or has caused the paint to chip and crack, you will need to consider collision repair. Contact a collision repair expert who can assess the damage and determine whether PDR or collision repair is right for you.
The certified professionals at Marv’s Body Shop are here to ensure your car is properly serviced and repaired. Our experts have training in paintless dent repair and can perform the procedure quickly, efficiently, and affordably. If your car does not qualify for paintless dent repair, our team will work closely with you to develop a collision repair plan. Contact us today to get started on your hail damage repair.