FAQs about Dent and Ding Repair

FAQs about Dent and Ding Repair

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:00

Paintless dent and ding repair is one of the best new technologies to repair cosmetic damage to vehicles. It’s ideal for many types of surface damage to cars because it doesn’t actually disturb the finish. Instead, it just fixes the problem quickly so you can move on. It’s quick, affordable, and inexpensive. Still not sure what to make of this technology? Here are a few questions most people ask. 


What Kinds of Damage Can Paintless Dent Repair Actually Fix?

There are many different kinds of damage that can be addressed through paintless dent repair. It can be used for shallow or large dents. Hail damage can be addressed through paintless dent repair, as can small parking accidents. Fender benders can often be dealt with through this process, and so can the damage from road debris. 

Dents and dings of many sizes can be erased with thanks to paintless dent repair. The only places where it’s not recommended is if the paint has been scraped, is chipped, or is otherwise peeling. Those dents and dings that have extensive impact on the body of the car often can’t be addressed through this process either.

How Does It Really Work?

The process has trained technicians use special tools to pop out the dents from the other side of the vehicle. They push the dent out and bring the damaged space back to the right height using those tools, creating a smooth surface where the dent was once incredibly obvious. Thanks to special lighting, they can make sure the repair is completely unnoticeable. 

What Factors Affect the Cost?

The cost of paintless dent repair varies widely depending on a number of factors. The extent of the damage is the biggest factor in the cost of this process. If the damage is fairly deep, or there are a number of dents in a given panel of the vehicle, the cost might be higher. The location of the dent can also affect the overall cost of this process. Some spaces are much tougher to fix than others, and those that are closest to the edge of a given panel may take quite a bit more time to fix, thus resulting in a higher cost.

Does Insurance Pay for It?

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of paintless dent repair depending on your policy and what is currently covered. If you have comprehensive insurance, though, it should fall under the wording of your policy. Just contact your insurance agent to learn more. 

How Long Does It Take?

Many paintless dent repair processes can be completed in a single business day! In the event that you need a number of repairs or the dent is located in a space that is tough to repair, you may have to wait a few days to get your vehicle back from the shop. Still… compared with traditional body shops, this is an accelerated timeline.

Isn’t Traditional Dent Repair Just as Good?

If you work with a shop to have your vehicle repaired through traditional methods, you can expect them to fill the dents themselves with body filler, then they’ll be painted over to match your vehicle. This process can make your vehicle look great, but it’s just not a long term solution. What’s more, though, is that it can be fairly time consuming and expensive. With paintless dent repair, we don’t need to apply filler or sand your vehicle. We don’t need to repair it either. It’s essentially a great way to get more for your money when compared to traditional dent repair. 

Paintless dent repair has many fans these days. Increasingly, consumers find it to be an inexpensive way to make repairs to their vehicles and help them look great once more. It could even improve your overall resale value! 

If you’re hoping to learn more about the process or whether this is the right solution for your car, give us a call today and set up a free estimate. We’ll help you explore whether this is the right process to meet your needs and how you can get an appointment at our shop right away. Take the time to learn more about our approach to dent and ding repair when you give us a call today.