When your vehicle is involved in an insurance claim, the initial insurance-provided estimate may not always cover the full extent of the repairs needed. This is where an insurance supplement comes into play. A supplement is an additional request to your insurance company for funds beyond the original estimate. This ensures that your vehicle is repaired to its pre-accident condition and nothing is missed.[Read more…] about What is an Insurance Supplement in Automotive Repair?
Learn More About Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a cost-effective way to repair dents and dings without repainting your car. This process involves using special tools to massage the metal from behind the dent, restoring it to its original condition.
PDR can also be used to repair hail damage, door dings, and minor body creases.
EZ Auto Spa has years of experience in providing Paintless Dent Repair services. Keep reading all of our PDR posts to learn more!
Navigating an automotive repair can seem daunting, especially when it involves an insurance claim. One of the most common questions we are asked is: “How does an insurance deductible work?”
Let’s simplify it for you. Specifically with regards to a comprehensive claim.[Read more…] about How Does an Insurance Deductible Work?
Repairing vintage & classic cars comes with several challenges for traditional body shops & dealerships –[Read more…] about Why Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Works for Vintage / Classic Car Body Repair
Anyone who has bought a new car in the past few years knows the drill. After choosing the car and agreeing on a price; you find yourself back into the finance office being offered all sorts of additional warranties, insurances, guarantees, and additional protection packages. These are generally “peace-of-mind” coverages to protect you in case of a frustrating situation.[Read more…] about How Do Dent Warranties Work?
That’s because you don’t have to use expensive materials, like paint. Nor do you need to perform a lot of complicated activities, like cutting out and replacing metal, or swapping in new panels. This helps keep costs low.[Read more…] about Is Paintless Dent Repair Cheaper Than Other Options?
Paintless dent repair, sometimes called paintless dent removal, is a process that removes minor dents from motor vehicles. If you commonly perform your own repairs on your car, you might wonder, can you do paintless dent repair yourself?
Will the process result in a damaged car if you don’t use professional tools? Does it take the knowledge of a professional to repair the dent?[Read more…] about Can You Do Paintless Dent Repair Yourself?
The short answer is yes, paintless dent repair (PDR) can work on aluminum. However, there are some important caveats. Often, fixing dents on aluminum surfaces is more difficult and expensive than popping out dented steel.[Read more…] about Does Paintless Dent Repair Work On Aluminum?
Paintless dent repair is generally one of the most affordable ways to repair dents. Of course, as with many things in life, paintless dent repair does come at a cost. Still, when you consider how much repair work can improve your vehicle’s condition, paintless dent repair offers great value.[Read more…] about Is Paintless Dent Repair Expensive?
Paintless dent repair is an excellent option for some vehicle owners who experience damage to their vehicle where the paint doesn’t chip or crack. Although paintless dent repair isn’t the solution for every repair, the process is used for a wide range of dents, from minor dings to huge dents.[Read more…] about What Can Paintless Dent Repair Fix?
Paintless dent repair (PDR) repairs dents in your car’s body panels without the need to repaint the area that’s been repaired. It’s quick, inexpensive, and restores your car’s body to a like-new condition. PDR is great for circular dents that are caused by hail, bumps from other cars and objects, and just about any round dent that leaves the paint undamaged.[Read more…] about How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR for short, is an excellent method for eliminating and smoothing out dents big and small. PDR works best, however, when the paint itself has not been damaged.[Read more…] about Does Paintless Dent Repair Fix Scratches?
Whether it’s another car’s door or bumper, storm or animal damage, or a runaway grocery cart, accidental bumps and dings happen to our vehicles every day. Sometimes the bumps can be a bit more severe, too, as stop and go traffic often leads to fender benders.[Read more…] about Does Paintless Dent Repair Work On Plastic Bumper?
As you’ve probably already guessed, paintless dent repair (PDR) is used to repair dents. However, that’s a pretty vague statement and could mean many different things.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the who, what, where, when, and why paintless dent repair is used. This will help you determine if paintless dent repair is right for you and your vehicle.[Read more…] about What Is Paintless Dent Repair Used For?
Minor dents and dings on an otherwise pristine paint job can make us crazy. I mean, how many times do we check the same mark expecting it to heal itself?
And, let’s be honest, we love our body shops, but we don’t love the wait, the cost, or the invasive collision repair procedures.
We will look at paintless dent repair and decide if it’s more convenient than our car sitting at a shop for weeks (or months).[Read more…] about What Tools Are Needed For Paintless Dent Repair?
The internet is full of videos showing people removing dents from their car with inexpensive tools. It’s magical to watch the dent pop back out and make the car look like it never had a dent in the first place. After you’ve finished watching, you’re most likely asking the question “is paintless dent repair hard?”[Read more…] about Is Paintless Dent Repair Hard?
Getting a crease in the sheet metal of a car presents a challenge to fix because a crease bends the metal in such a way that it doesn’t easily pop out.
The good news is, that you don’t have to spend a lot of money getting your crease fixed by choosing paintless dent repair (PDR). PDR can fix creases, save you money on the repair, and doesn’t require bondo or paint to get the work done.[Read more…] about Can Paintless Dent Repair Fix A Crease?
Alright, here’s the thing. Dinging a car is one of those things that 99% of us have done.
The dent may have sprung up while parked in a parking lot, or a mailbox may have jumped in front of you. Either way, there is no reason to put off getting the dent removed when it is actually an easy fix.[Read more…] about How Long Does Paintless Dent Repair Take?
Many clients have heard of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) but have never had anyone preform a repair on their vehicle.
Here is what you should expect when having Paintless Dent Repair preformed on your vehicle.
Will my dent look perfect after paintless dent repair?
The size/severity of the damage and the experience of the technician will play a huge roll in the repair quality. When using a highly qualified company or technician, you should expect most dents and dings to be virtually invisible after a repair is complete. Larger, stretched, and more severe damage may not be able to be made perfect but a quality technician will be able to significantly improve the damage.
We advise that you ask your technician directly what you should expect from the end result. If the technician cannot give you a clear, satisfactory answer we would advise that you continue talking with more PDR companies until you find one with a little more experience.
What will my vehicle look like after hail damage is repaired?
After a hail damage repair, you should expect your vehicle to be returned to its “pre-loss” condition. Damage to the paint or finish that was not included in the hail estimate will not be addressed, but the hail damage should look perfect.
If any specific dents or dings cannot be made to look perfect, your technician should bring this to your attention.
If a repair cannot be made perfect, should I still use Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) for the repair?
The honest answer is, it’s up to you. Only you can decide what repair quality and price will make you satisfied as a client. Many clients that we speak with would prefer to live with small imperfections in a dent (say a 90-95% repair) rather than have the entire panel re-painted at a traditional body shop.
Should I use Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) if there is already paint damage?
Again, this is all up to you as the owner. If your damage has a small chip or scratch in the paint, a Paintless Dent technician should still be able to repair the dent. You would then have the option to touch up the paint damage or go to a traditional body shop to have the entire panel re-painted.
Will my dent come back after its been repaired with PDR?
No. A dent or ding that has been repaired with PDR will not come back after its been removed. A true Paintless Dent Repair will re-shape the metal back to it original condition. The panel will preform just as it did before sustaining the damage.
We get it. The idea of an insurance claim can be scary. We all have it but most of us don’t really understand how the claims process works. Let alone, what the different types of coverages mean. We will focus on automotive claims as that is our expertise. Also, although we accept all major insurance, we don’t work directly on behalf of any insurance companies so please consult your agent and/or adjuster if you have any specific questions not answered here.[Read more…] about Insurance Claims & Deductibles Explained
One of the most common places for a vehicle to get dents and dings is on a body line or contour line. Many clients want to know if this is a repairable area or if it’s beyond the abilities of PDR?[Read more…] about Can A Dent On A Body Line Be Repaired Using Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless Dent Repair damage will usually not show up on a Carfax report since it is rarely structural in nature and most PDR specialists are not required to report to Carfax.
Carfax is a reporting system set up to prevent customers from buying cars that unknowingly had a fraudulent or undocumented past. It’s a great tool if you are going to look for a used car, but not everything shows up on a Carfax report, and not everyone is mandated to report damages to Carfax.[Read more…] about Will Paintless Dent Repair Show Up On Carfax?
It’s incredibly frustrating to walk out and find a dent or ding on your vehicle. Many times, it’s even more maddening because you don’t actually know what caused the damage. Over our 15+ years of repairing dents and dings we have heard of endlessly creative ways in which damage can be caused.[Read more…] about Top 5 Ways That Vehicles Get Dented
And because so many folks know our thoughts and feelings on all things “auto repair” they often ask us who are some of the other Dent Repair companies and competitors we have in the area.[Read more…] about Who Are The Best Paintless Dent Repair Companies Serving Atlanta & North Georgia?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process of repairing small dents in a vehicle by using tools to push, pull and twist the metal back into its original shape. The process takes less time than traditional body work and helps to maintain the car’s finish.[Read more…] about What Tools Are Used in PDR To Fix Dents?
We get this question a lot. “Which is better: mobile PDR or shop PDR?”[Read more…] about Which is better: Mobile or Shop Paintless Dent Repair
We get this question a lot. “Can my dent be simply popped out with a suction cup?”[Read more…] about Can a Dent Be Fixed With A Suction Cup?
We get this question a lot. “Can my dent be popped out with dry ice?”[Read more…] about Can a Dent Be Fixed With Dry Ice?
At our shop, it absolutely does. We actually offer a lifetime warranty on the labor of any service we provide. This includes Paintless Dent Repair, Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating, Window Tint and PPF.
Additionally, any of the installed products that we offer also comes with a manufacturers warranty on the products themselves.
You know you can trust the process and the product but just in case something does go wrong, we have you covered.
We get this question a lot. “Can my dent just Pop out?”[Read more…] about Can a Dent Be Quickly “Popped” Out?
Let’s say that you own a valuable luxury or vintage car – or you own a fleet of valuable cars that need paintless dent repair (PDR). Finding the best paintless dent repair shop near you can be a challenge depending on your area, but finding the best paintless dent repair shop in the US (or the world) to just get the job done? That…is a bit of a challenge.[Read more…] about How To Find The Best Paintless Dent Repair Shop in The US (or World)
Paintless Dent Repair on high-end and luxury cars can be a challenge for car owners. On the physical side, there’s the unique structure, body, material, paint & finishes that are used only with high-end and luxury cars.[Read more…] about How EZ Auto Spa Solves Dent Repair for High-End & Luxury Cars
Bondo is a putty that traditional collision centers and auto body shops sometimes use to fill dents in a car. There are two ways to repair damage to a vehicle; one is with PDR when possible; the second is to use Bondo. Both hail damage and dents can be repaired with PDR or Bondo.[Read more…] about How Dent Repair with Bondo Works vs. PDR
Mobile Dent Repair is the the use of paintless dent repair to fix car & truck dents anywhere and anytime.[Read more…] about What is Mobile Dent Repair?
Yes, Paintless Dent Repair can fix most hail damage. In fact, Paintless Dent Repair is usually the best approach for hail damage since hail usually leaves visible damage that reduces a car’s value without damaging the structure of the car.[Read more…] about Can Paintless Dent Repair Fix Hail Damage?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process of manipulating metal back into its original shape. We use specialized tools and lighting to restore a car’s body back to it’s manufactured condition.[Read more…] about How the Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Process Works