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Although the idea of a quick and affordable fix is always alluring, it is important to understand what can and what cannot be fixed with PDR. The end goal should always be a perfect looking auto body. Most commonly, paintless dent repair is used to fix hail damage, dents caused by shopping carts or banging doors, minor creases and so on. Usually, the size of the dent determines whether PDR is a possible fix or not. Sometimes though, even dents that are several inches in diameter can be fixed through this technique if the paint is not stretched. Shallow large creases can also be repaired with this method, but sharp dents and dings usually require body fillers and repainting. The experience of the technician is also a factor, so be sure to contact Charlie's CARSTAR Auto Body in Cahokia, IL to have our expert technicians assess the damage to your vehicle and recommend the best course of action.
PDR is a more and more common technique used by auto body repair shops as it is a faster, more efficient and less expensive method of repairing minor dents, creases or dings. The techniques is based on the use of body picks and metal rods, which push out the dents from the underside of the panel. It can also be performed from the outside, using specially designed tabs and glue to pull the dents out. Once these steps are complete, a fine tuning is required, which oftentimes involves removing high spots by tapping down the repair. Not all dents or damages can be repaired this way, so contact our specialized technicians at Charlie's CARSTAR Auto Body in Cahokia, IL to learn more and have your vehicle assessed. If PDR is the right technique for your vehicle, then it should be ready in 2 to 3 days, which is one of the great benefits of paintless dent repair.
CARSTAR Charlie's CARSTAR Auto Body in Cahokia, IL offers paintless dent repair as a time and cost effective solution to minor creases, dents and dings. Our process is simple and straightforward, yet highly comprehensive as we make sure your vehicle is returned to you in top shape. Our qualified and experienced technicians will assess the damage on your vehicle's body and determine if PDR is the right solution or not. If it is, they will also be able to determine the best technique to properly repair the dent. Usually, this is a two-to-three day repair. Contact us to learn more about the process, how we work with your insurance, or bring your car in for an assessment!
In addition to paintless dent repair, you'll find a range of other services here at Charlie's CARSTAR Auto Body, Cahokia, IL, 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.
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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.