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Painting and refinishing are two of the most expensive parts of vehicle repair. On the one hand, due to the high costs of quality color-matched automotive paint, and on the other hand, because of the high labor costs involved. If you'd like to get rid of unsightly dents and dings on your vehicle without incurring the high costs of painting and refinishing, then consider PDR. This technique is not only more affordable, but it also saves you time, as it usually takes far less time than having your vehicle painted. Not all types of damages can be fixed with paintless dent repair though. The size and location of the dent are also factors taken into consideration. Here, at CARSTAR Chilton Auto Body San Rafael in San Rafael, CA, we have qualified and experienced technicians to assess the extent of the damage on your vehicle's body and determine if PDR is indeed a possibility.
There are basically two ways to perform paintless dent repairs: from the inside (pushing the dents out), or from the outside (pulling them out). Whichever method they choose, the technicians will have to manipulate the metal at the right height and in the precise locations. To repair dents and dings from the inside, they'll utilize metal rods and body picks, while fixing creases from the outside requires glue and specially designed tabs. The exact method is greatly influenced by the location of the damage, the size and the extent to which the paint has been stretched. In many cases, even though paintless dent repair is not a viable solution to fix the damage, it can still be used before repainting, as a way to reduce or eliminate the use of body filler. Learn more by contacting CARSTAR Chilton Auto Body San Rafael in San Rafael, CA.
We have some of the best technicians in the field - it's as simple as that. Paintless Dent Repair has become very commonly used for fixing minor dents and dings, and the technique has evolved, but it still involves a high level of manual labor. The more skilled the technicians, the better the chances of repairing even larger dents. The location of the dent, the size and the extent are all factors that influence whether or not PDR is a feasible solution, but skilled and experienced technicians can certainly tip the balance. Not only that, we'll also make the process as stress-free as possible for you. We liaise with the insurance, conduct thorough damage assessments, and make sure the car is delivered to you fully cleaned and in top shape.
In addition to paintless dent repair, you'll find a range of other services here at CARSTAR Chilton Auto Body San Rafael, San Rafael, CA, your one stop destination for auto body repairs. 1. Fleet Services - Keep your company's cars on the road for the longest time. We'll keep your costs low and repairs' quality high. 2. Auto Collision Repairs - From tow car assistance, to insurance and warranty paperwork and vehicle delivery, we take the stress out of any accident. Call us 24/7 and we'll walk you through the process. 3. Hail Damage Repairs - Storms are unpredictable and can cause serious damage. We'll make sure your vehicle is restored to pre-storm condition in a timely and cost-effective manner.
36 Front Street,
San Rafael, CA 94901
Center Hours: closed now
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CARSTAR offers high quality repairs and is an auto body repair industry leader for customer satisfaction ratings. Our CARSTAR stores take pride in offering a clean and inviting environment. We feature state-of-the-art unibody and frame repair equipment, as well as expert painting, so you can rest assured your car will be fixed quickly and hassle-free.
When Mother Nature strikes, CARSTAR is here to help! From hail dents to other weather related damage, CARSTAR offers a variety of services to help get your car back to pre-storm condition. Storm damage can be impossible to avoid, so we make hail damage repair not only possible, but also quick and affordable. We'll even work with your insurance company to make sure the repairs are covered in your policy.