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PDR stands for Paintless Dent Repair, also known as Paintless Dent Removal. It is part of Dentology, a branch of auto body repairs that handles the elimination of minor pressure blemishes to metal. This technique requires a qualified, experienced technician to manipulate certain locations of the metal to the right height in order to be able to either push or pull out minor dents or dings. In layman terms, paintless dent removal is the repairing of minor vehicle body damage without the use of body filler and without having to repaint. Therefore, the technique is not only faster (usually taking between 2 and 3 days), but also more affordable. The location of the damage, the size, and the damage extent are all factors that determine the feasibility of PDR as a repair method.
Paintless Dent Repair is a faster, more affordable way to get your car in top shape by getting rid of unsightly dents and dings in the body. However, low costs and quick turnaround is not all you need to know about the process. There are some limitations to these types of repairs that you should consider before rushing to the auto shop. The general rule of thumb is that PDR works for minor dents and creases - but what is considered minor? Is it just the size that matters? No, sometimes even large creases and dents, several inches in diameter, can be fixed with paintless dent repair. Size is a factor indeed, but the extent to which the paint is stretched is also important. Sharp dents or dings, no matter how small, may require body filler and repainting. If your vehicle is suitable for PDR, then the process is indeed very straightforward. Our qualified technicians will use metal rods and body picks to push the dent out or special tabs to pull out the dents.
CARSTAR is here to help with any auto repair needs you may have, including PDR. Our technicians have great experience in the process of removing small dents and dings. We'll make sure you get your car back in top shape and in a timely manner as well without putting a dent in your finances. Paintless dent repair is a quick and affordable solution for minor creases and dents and we stand behind that promise. We'll keep your costs low and have you back on the road in 2 to 3 days. Contact us at CARSTAR City Motors Collision in Santa Maria, CA to learn more about PDR, our process, and the assistance we can offer. Our expert technicians will be able to answer any questions you may have.
In addition to paintless dent repair, you'll find a range of other services here at CARSTAR City Motors Collision, Santa Maria, 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.
516 S. Oakley Avenue,
Santa Maria, CA 93458
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Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 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.