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 CARSTAR #15120 in Etna, PA to have our expert technicians assess the damage to your vehicle and recommend the best course of action.
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 #15120 in Etna, PA.
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 CARSTAR #15120 in Etna, PA, 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!
725 Butler St,
Etna, PA 15223
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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.