Hailstorms are a common phenomenon around the Denver area, and hail has caused millions of dollars in insurance claims for vehicle owners over the years. Unexpected hail can damage vehicles and leave unpleasant surface dents. While there is a little you can do to prevent the severity of the weather, there are ways for your car to get hail damage repair.
In the past, repairing even minor dents required an extensive process. Technicians would suction the dented area and then sand it afterward. If the damage is intense, they would often replace the whole damaged panel with a new one which can hurt the resale value of the vehicle. Today, advanced technology help auto body repair shops fix hail damage with an easier, faster solution– Paintless Dent Repair. Unlike traditional body repair, PDR doesn’t require painting, sanding, or fillers. It does require a good deal of patience from skilled technicians with specialized tools.
Why Choose PDR
Denver car owners spend thousands of dollars every year to repair hail damage to their vehicles. Imagine spending all that money only to have some inexperienced technician sand off a perfect coat of paint and/or replace the premium quality exterior panel for no good reason.
To address hail damage, many car owners deal with the dent using the traditional auto body repair. However, it is a costlier method of repairing vehicles since it requires repainting, sanding, and bonding. It also harms the environment with the toxic chemicals in the bond and spray paints.
PDR is often less radical and more effective.
How Tip Top Auto Hail Addresses Hail Damage with PDR
Paintless Dent Removal or PDR is a non-intrusive process of restoring the original shape of a dented vehicle without repainting the damaged area. Repair specialists need to suck out and massage each dent precisely using different metal rods in varying sizes and shapes. It is a procedure that offers a true fix and maintains the factory paint of your vehicle.
How Tip Top Auto Hail repairs a dented vehicle and maintains its paint job:
- Assessing the Damage
There are cases where PDR is not possible for the damaged vehicle. For instance, if a dent of any size is near the edge of a body panel. Our technicians first assess the dent itself and determine if PDR can repair the damage in question.
- Accessing the Damaged Area
If the hail-damaged vehicle qualifies for PDR, we may have to access the back part of the dent using specialized tools and supplies. To do this, your car repair specialists may determine that a panel needs to be removed in order to provide sufficient access to both sides of the dent.
- Performing PDR
This is the part of the dent repair that takes the most patience and expertise. Technicians use a special light board to determine where to place the PDR tools behind the dent. After positioning the specialized tools, they slowly massage the outer edge of the dent to work it back into position.
Hail damage can be scary– it immediately decreases the value of your car without decreasing your car note. If you’re ready to save a buck or two without sacrificing the quality of your repair, look to Paintless Dent Repair.
Some PDR companies will tell you that any dent can be repaired that way; however, it is not always the case. A well trained, honest expert will save you the hassles and potential further damage of online DIY video repairs or the fix-it kits you find at the parts stores, too. Get in touch with the car repair specialists from Tip Top Auto Hail today by calling (303) 868-1270 and learn how our hail damage repair solutions can address your dented car problems.