Alternative To Traditional Auto Body RepairWritten by Melody Avecilla
As you settle in to life in the U.S. daily life takes over. After you’re done dealing with the bigger issues of immigration, finding a home and a job, it’s time to face the smaller, everyday issues, like car repair. In the U.S., it’s common to just live with with car dents and dings that come along with everyday driving because traditional body repair is often too expensive. But a new method now makes it possible to have those small yet bothersome imperfections on your vehicle’s body at a minimal cost and shorter amount of time.
A New Method
Meet Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). It's an industry-recognized process that can remove hail damage and other dents without disturbing the car's finish. Specialized tools apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections. Or a tool can be bonded to the exterior of the panel to "pop" the dent out.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair
• Preserves your car's original paint.
• No risk of color mistakes. It can be difficult to perfectly match new paint to the color of adjoining panels. Because there's no repainting, there's no possibility of a color mismatch.
• Speeds up the repair process. Traditional body repair can take days or weeks to complete. PDR can be finished in a single day or even a few hours, in most cases.
Who Does Paintless Dent Repair?
PDR is more common than you think: Most national chains and some local auto body shops can do it. You might want to check with a local car dealer for recommendations.