Paintless Dent Repair vs. Traditional Autobody Repair
From hail storm damage to minor accidents, vehicle dents are a common occurrence. When dents happen, repair costs can range anywhere from $100 to $10,000. You need the quickest and most affordable solution to repair and retain the value of your vehicle. Should you choose traditional autobody repairs or paintless dent repair (PDR)?
Choosing Paintless Dent Repair
PDR is a process used to fix low force impact dents, hail damage, or minor dings. To start the repair process, the technician must be able to access the dent from behind. The dent is then slowly reshaped by carefully pushing and flexing the dented area back into place.
The major limitation of the PDR method is that it cannot be used effectively when there is significant paint damage in the dented area.
Choosing Traditional Autobody Repair
Traditional autobody repair is most often used when there is any damage to the paint on a vehicle. This repair process includes the use of sanding down the painted finish, filling the dented area with a plastic filler or bonding material, and painting a sizeable portion of your car.
The downside to the traditional process is that it usually requires more time and much more significant expense than the PDR method.
The Right Dent Repair Solution for Your Vehicle
The decision for the most appropriate repair method ultimately comes down to the damage's severity and location. Both repair methods require the expertise of a trained professional.
While paintless dent repair is typically the faster and cheaper option, it cannot properly repair more severe dents with paint damage. However, our team is always happy to help you determine the right choice for your vehicle.