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.
Just as the location and size of the damage determine whether or not PDR is a solution for your car, they also determine how the process works. Some dents or creases require technicians to push out the dents from the metal panel, while other types may require the use of specially designed tabs to pull out the dents from the outside. In all cases though, the technicians are required to manipulate the metal in precise locations, using a PDR reading instrument called paintless dent repair light. It is important for the technician to be able to visualize the deformation of the dent, in order to be able to locate the tip of the tool. As this method of repair is intrinsically manual, it is equally important to have highly experienced and skilled technicians working on your vehicle.
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.
At Ballard Collision CARSTAR in Seattle, WA, we offer more than just paintless dent repair for your vehicle. Our range of services includes auto collision repair, hail damage, fleet services and more. You'll have a one stop shop for all your auto repair needs, no matter the circumstance. We also provide 24/7 assistance, so all it takes is one phone call and we'll walk you through every step of the process. We believe peace of mind comes from knowing that whatever your car needs may be, you can always turn to the same trusted, experienced technicians who know your vehicle inside out. Contact us and find out more about the services we provide and how we can help you keep your car on the road for longer.
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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.