What is PDR?
PDR stands for paintless dent repair. It is a specialized technique for repairing minor dings, dents, and blemishes in a vehicle’s body without the time and expense required for a full auto body repair. Not all autobody shops or automotive centers offer this service, so it is important to find a specialist.
How does PDR work?
PDR specialists like Auto Image 360 use equipment designed to remove a dent in the localized area of the car’s body where it occurred. The dent is removed without leaving any marks, and no trace is left behind on the car around the dent. Your paint is also not affected by the process. Plus, the dent will never spontaneously reappear where it has been repaired by PDR.
Why use PDR?
PDR is a great alternative to pricey autobody repairs without sacrificing repair quality in most cases. Using paintless dent repair can often cost half or even a third of traditional autobody shop treatments. PDR is covered by most insurance companies, too. If you have a high deductible on your insurance, you will definitely benefit from a consultation, as PDR can often cost you less as an out-of-pocket expense in the case of a minor accident.
Which dents qualify For PDR?
A largely crushed front-end will not qualify for PDR, but dents from minor accidents, such as being hit by a grocery cart in a parking lot, are great candidates for PDR. It’s the same for hail damage, damage from falling tree limbs in a wind storm, or other weather-related events that may not be covered by insurance. Deep dents or sharp punctures may be partially repaired by PDR techniques on a case-by-case basis. Only your Parker PDR specialist will be able to tell for sure whether PDR will help and to what extent.
Can you use PDR on my vehicle?
PDR can help with minor dings, dents, and blemishes on almost any vehicle, including SUVs, motorcycles, sedans, sports cars, minivans, trucks, vans, and even off-road vehicles. Most body locations qualify for PDR services as well.
How do I find the right Parker specialist?
Look for a PDR specialist that has experience with the tools used in this type of repair. This is a specialized skill, so make sure the specialist is ready to handle your precious vehicle by checking that they have experience. You should also check their past PDR work, too. Do they have a track record for repairing similar damage? Have they worked on a similar vehicle?
Another thing to look for is whether a specialist offers a free consultation. During a free consultation, they should be able to tell you if PDR will help you and to what extent. An honest specialist will always give you good advice without trying to charge you more for services that either will not help or are not necessary.