What is Paintless Dent Repair?

The rear end of a car has a large dent that is ready for dent repair

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can be a great alternative to regular dent removal repairs. This process has proven to be more cost-effective, eco-friendly, quicker, and non-invasive process. But what exactly is PDR? What kind of dents and dings can it repair and what is the process behind it? As one of the top autobody and repair shops in Scottsdale, we’ve got you covered.

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

PDR is a proven method that repairs minor dents and dings in vehicles, bringing them back to manufacturer specifications. To repair steel or aluminum parts, technicians can press and massage the damage out of the vehicle. This method is recommended for dents where the paint has not been compromised by chips or cracks. 

What Dents Qualify for Paintless Dent Repair?

When considering PDR, think of minor dents and dings, like damage from shopping carts, car doors, stray balls, and even light hail or rocks. While the shape and size of the damage can vary, the most important thing to keep in mind is that the paint is still intact. 

Damage that has ruined the paint of your vehicle should be repainted. Furthermore, it’s important to remember to protect the bodywork of the car to help prevent rust. Do not let your car’s metal layer be exposed to the elements as this will accelerate the accumulation of rust and severely damage your car’s value. 

Benefits of Paintless Dent Removal

There are plenty of benefits for drivers who choose paintless dent removal services for their vehicles, including:

  • Cost-efficiency – Without the need for more invasive procedures, which require additional labor and paint, PDR is much cheaper than traditional dent repair.
  • Quicker – PDR is also a much faster service, minimizing the amount of time without your vehicle to usually less than a day.
  • No discoloration – Without the need to mess with the paint coat on your vehicle, there is no chance that you will suffer from discoloration mismatches, leaving you with your original intact coat paint.
  • Keep car’s value: Bodywork can sometimes have a negative impact on your vehicle’s resale value. By performing PDR, you will be able to keep your vehicle’s resale value as the body is returned to manufacturer specifications.

Paintless Dent Repair at Ric’s Body & Paint

Whether you have minor dents and dings or full-on collision damage, our experienced technicians will carefully repair or replace all damaged parts, bringing your vehicle back to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Our collision repair services include I-CAR Gold Class–certified repair technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, computerized frame and alignment check to manufacturer’s specs, and a lifetime warranty on repairs as long as you own the vehicle.
Contact us today for a free estimate!

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