Over time, your vehicle will be subject to significant wear and tear. This can include dents, scratches, and dings. These unsightly marks can detract from the resale value of your vehicle. While avoiding dents and dings is difficult, there are things you can do to keep your car’s resale value high. One of these is paintless dent repair (PDR).
Restore the Look of Your Vehicle
Many car owners need help with how their dents and dings affect the appearance of their vehicles. They are also concerned that a dent may cause problems later on down the line, such as rust. Traditional body shop repair fills in dents with paint or body filler, then matches the entire vehicle’s exterior color. Although it can make your truck look good for a while, it must address the actual damage and is expensive and time-consuming. Paintless dent removal (PDR) uses special tools to massage the back side of the damaged area and restore its original shape without painting it. They use a light board or reflector board to provide a clear view of the offending dent, helping our technicians precisely place their tools. Using this method, our technicians can restore your car to its pristine condition. This can add up to thousands of dollars in resale value. Unlike traditional repairs, PDR is quick and affordable.
Increasing the Value of Your Vehicle
You want to make as much money as possible when you’re looking to sell your car. This is why it’s important to keep your vehicle in good condition. One of the easiest ways to do this is by removing dents or dings. Aside from being unsightly, dents can decrease your resale value. When potential buyers see dents on your vehicle, they will likely negotiate the price down or refuse to buy it entirely. While some people leave their dents on their vehicles as a sign of toughness, it’s worth investing in paintless dent repair for those who care about their resale value. While traditional bodywork methods require fillers and spray paint, paintless dent repair is completed through a single specialized process that saves time and money and keeps your vehicle’s original factory finish. Removing dents and dings can increase the overall value of your car significantly.
Removing Cosmetic Issues
Whether from unavoidable accidents or minor fender benders, your vehicle will eventually get dents and dings. Although these are mostly cosmetic, they can hurt your car’s overall appearance and decrease its value. Professional technicians know how to spot unseen damage underneath the surface of a dent and prevent it from becoming bigger in the future. They also understand the fine line between fixing a cosmetic issue and overcorrecting, causing other damages that are costly to repair. Once the technician has access to the back side of the offending dent, they’ll use a light board to show them where to massage the metal to bring it back into its original shape. They’ll also use the hammer and dolly technique to remove the dent, starting with the indirect damage before moving toward the direct damage. This helps them avoid stretching the metal. It’s an important step because if they pull the metal, it could weaken the structural integrity of your car and lower its resale value.
Restoring the Value of Your Vehicle
While you may be tempted to use one of the do-it-yourself dent repair kits on the market, professional PDR is an affordable and much smarter option. Even small dents and dings can reduce the value of your car, so it’s worth investing in a repair before you need to sell or trade in. Traditional body shop repairs fill in auto body dents with paint or body filler, then sand and paint to match the original vehicle color. This is a time-consuming process that can be very expensive and doesn’t address the actual damage sustainably. It also significantly decreases your vehicle’s resale value. Unlike traditional repair methods that require multiple complex steps and long wait times for new parts and paint, PDR is completed through a single specialized process without body filler. It can work on any sized dents as long as the color has not been broken. This makes it perfect for fixing minor hail damage.