When it comes to Paintless Dent Repair (or PDR), a number of questions might come to mind. It’s not an “everyday” term for most people, after all, it’s not everyday your car is dinged up by a hail storm or a careless driver, so it’s not unusual to have questions. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. Don’t see your question covered here? Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll answer any questions you may have regarding PDR.
Q. Will hail damage repair work raise my insurance rates?
A. No. Insurance companies classify claims into two different general categories: (1) Collision, and (2) Comprehensive. Hail Damage is a comprehensive claim and is considered an Act of God, which will not raise your insurance rate.
Q.What if I choose not to get my car fixed?
A.Most insurance companies are obligated to put an “un-repaired damage” restriction on your policy. This would mean any future claims will be denied until your hail damage is repaired. Also you are in-breach of your contract with your lein holder if your vehicle is not repaired. This lowers the value of your automobile when selling or trade-in.
This is especially true for leased automobiles. When you turn in the vehicle after the lease is up, you will be responsible for the cost of repairs at that time. Again the value of that vehicle will be lowered.
PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL (PDR) FAQs
Q. What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?
A. PDR is a method of gently massaging small dents out of sheet metal, one at a time, from the back-side of the panel. This success of this method of dent removal is highly dependent on the skill of the technician. Special tools and shop lighting are used to return the sheet metal to its original condition without damaging the original finish.
Q. What are the benefits of PDR over traditional sheet metal repair methods?
A.1. The best finish you are likely to ever have on your car is the one it had when it left the factory. PDR preserves that factory finish and the original car part.
A.2. No plastic fillers or “bondo-like” products are used.
A.3. Most vehicles are repair quickly [1-2 days], which minimizes downtime and inconvenience.
A.4. PDR is less expensive than traditional repairs, which helps hold down the cost of premiums.
A.5. Most insurance companies stand behind Paintless Dent Repair as long as the customer owns the vehicle.