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.
Like any other process in auto body repair services, PDR starts with a thorough assessment of your vehicle. It is important to locate all dents, dings or creases on your car and determine which ones can actually be fixed through this method. It is also critical to establish from the beginning the extent of the damage as some dents or creases, small as they may be, cannot be repaired with PDR if they are too sharp or if the paint has been stretched too much. Once the damage has been assessed and PDR approved, technicians will work on pushing or pulling out the dents from the metal panels, so that no filler or painting would be necessary. The process can take anywhere between 2 and 3 days and it is certainly a more affordable option than traditional repainting. To find out more about what PDR involves, contact our technicians at CARSTAR #15045 in Elgin, IL.
The benefits of PDR are well-known - it is a quick and inexpensive alternative to having a vehicle repainted. But what are the benefits of PDR at CARSTAR? First, you'll benefit from an exhaustive damage assessment process, which is essential in determining not only the number of dents and dings to be fixed, but also their size, location and extent as these greatly impact the technique. You'll benefit from a detailed assessment followed by a detailed repair plan so that there are no surprises along the way. You'll be able to keep costs under control and get back on the road as soon as desired. You will also benefit from the expertise and skills of highly qualified technicians who have great experience in paintless dent repair and can work even with tricky dings or creases.
If your vehicle is in need of more than aesthetic work, we have a wide range of services to cater to your needs, from hail damage repairs to fleet services to auto collision repair. Whether you've been involved in an accident or you need to keep your company cars on the road at low costs but high quality service, we are here to help. We provide 24/7 accident assistance so you can call anytime, any day. We also offer a 5-year limited national warranty on qualifying repairs so that you can rest easy no matter where you are. Contact CARSTAR #15045 in Elgin, IL for more details on the range of services provided and how we can help.
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Elgin, IL 60120
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CARSTAR delivers the highest quality repairs and customer satisfaction in the auto body repair industry. 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.