Car accidents can happen to anyone, and the damage they leave behind is never pretty. It’s no surprise then that the automotive collision repair market is projected to pass $280 billion in the next four years.

In severe cases, you don’t need to be an auto expert to know that your vehicle has major structural damage. Replacement of the damaged parts is costly, even if it’s just the outer panels that have been impacted. If your vehicle acquired one or more serious dents, it can be difficult to know whether repairs are possible.

What can be fixed with paintless dent repair?

Minor dents can be caused by many different factors, including hail and debris. A paintless dent repair technician can reverse the damage caused by a minor dent using industry expertise and professional tools. This repair technique truly removes dents, protecting your investment by maintaining the value of your car or truck.

Larger dents, including deep dents and creases, can be a little trickier to remove. No two dents are the same and complex dents with scratches, abrasions and other issues can complicate repairs and disqualify the vehicle as a PDR candidate. However, PDR technicians have specialized tools and techniques that can push the dents out from behind. This repairs the dented area while leaving the paint and the clear coat surface unblemished.

Paintless dent removal can be an effective method of dent repair on larger dents when:

  • The dent hasn’t caused the paint to crack
  • The dent isn’t along the edge of a body panel
  • The vehicle was manufactured after the year 1990

What can’t be fixed with paintless dent repair?

How successful your car dent repair is will depend on the extent of the car’s damage. Deeper indents and pits may require invasive repair or replacement if they’ve impacted beyond the surface metal of the vehicle.

Additionally, not all damage can be fixed by a PDR technician. Scrapes and abrasions that have ruined the surface of your car’s paint aren’t recommended for paintless dent repair. Chipped, cracked, peeling and bubbling paint is also not recommended for this kind of repair. It’s necessary for the area to be repainted or touched up if the paint finish has been compromised to protect the car body from rust.

Does your vehicle need professional car dent repairs?

In cases where car dent repair is feasible, a PDR technician can work on repairing large car dents or minor dents and dings to make your vehicle look like new. The Dent Shop of California offers both large dent removal and minor dent repairs using paintless dent repair. To learn more about our dent removal services and how paintless dent repair works, contact the Dent Shop of California today.