Paintless dent repair is regarded as one of the most environment-friendly processes for repairing vehicle body damage. Especially here in Denver, CO, where hail is common from May to July – repair shops with expertise in PDR are good to have around. There are many pros that someone can consider as to why they should have their vehicle’s dents repaired through paintless dent repair. Though these pros could pile up a list, there are still questions that need addressing. But first, we go on to how it works. There are a lot of body shops around, of course, but choosing PDR versus other options raises a lot of questions you probably should answer first. 

How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?

Paintless dent repair isn’t magic, fast as it can be. There is a lot to consider  before an expert technician decides if this kind of repair is suitable. For instance, if your vehicle’s metal has been stretched due to the damage, paintless dent repair may not be the best choice. The flexibility of the paint itself is also a factor, believe it or not. PDR doesn’t use any paint chemicals because it still requires paint to be present on the car’s metal, so the paint itself still needs to be present. 

PDR Questions to Ask

Choosing PDR over another service isn’t like picking an option from a product shelf. It helps to know a little bit about how it works. 

How long does it take?

This still depends on how much damage your car has occurred. Paintless dent repair is one of the best options for small dents and damage. It usually only takes a few hours. 

Can PDR cause more damage?

No, though PDR does have limits. If the dent qualifies for the process and done correctly, it will be hard– often impossible– to see where the original damage was. Remember that those technicians who handle this process have undergone training and years of experience. You don’t want to try it at home.

Does insurance cover PDR?

When it comes to hail damage, yes, but smaller dents and tiny dings may not come with most plans. Still, the cost usually depends on what and where the damage is. Typical paintless dent repairs that aren’t eligible for claims can cost around $150 to $300. While there may be other insurance for this kind of claim, it sometimes costs more than the minor repairs it covers.

Can I do it on my own?

Before you make the decision, consider the time and the tools needed. This takes training and practice – you don’t want to trust your results to trial and error. You might create damage that is less easy to repair

If you have other questions about paintless dent repair, you may want to go straight to the experts at Tip Top Auto Hail. Check us out at, or call us today for an appointment at (303) 868-1270.

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