What is PDR?

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

When it comes to body damage on your vehicle, shallow dents aren’t a huge deal. They’re an eye sore, but they’re simple to fix. They affect the outermost layer of your car. If the impact was soft enough that the paint remained intact, Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) or Paintless Dent Removal is the wiser choice. On top of it being more cost-effective, it is a quicker repair and makes your car look brand new again.

Unlike traditional repairs, PDR is will retain its original paint. Traditional repairs typically include the dent being pounded out of the body of the vehicle. That leads to bonding, sanding, and painting the repaired areas. Traditional repair is still recommended when the dent is too large, and it requires a major repair. This happens when the metal or the paint has been stretched or scratched off, making PDR less effective.

 

How does it work?

There’s typically more than what meets the eye when it comes to your vehicle. There isn’t just a thin sheet of metal that protects your car. There are other body panels. For example, if you have a hatchback or SUV, you can see the liner on the inside that helps insulate the car and helps protect the lights, wiring, and so on. The pros at our body shop can tell which panel needs to be removed, if any. They then go onto working out the dent.

The service is done by trained technicians using specialized tools. Our technicians use these tools to work on the underside of the damaged area and slowly massage it back into its original shape. The original shape is easy to achieve because cars today are made with intense pressure that leaves a “memory” of the cars shape on the metal.

 

How do you know what repair method your car needs?

Some dents may look like an easy fix, but the location, depth and size of the dent can make PDR less effective and may require a traditional dent repair. If you schedule an appointment with us, we’ll evaluate your vehicle and recommend the most cost-effective repair for you. You can schedule online here or by phone.

East Wichita Office: (316) 688-6550

West Wichita Office: (316) 260-1354

 

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