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.
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 Catskill, NY 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.
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.
A vehicle may go through many repairs or maintenance work during its lifetime and having the same qualified, experienced and skilled technicians performing these repairs can keep your car more on the road than in the shop. Finding the best place for your car that provides a wide range of services is therefore essential. Here, at Charlie's CARSTAR Auto Body in Catskill, NY, we offer not only paintless dent repairs, but also hail damage car repairs, 24/7 accident assistance, fleet services and auto collision repairs. We are by your side every step of the way, liaising with insurance companies, tow services, car rentals, dealing with paperwork and anything else you may need so that you don't have to turn anywhere else. Contact us today!
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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.