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.
Paintless Dent Repair is a faster, more affordable way to get your car in top shape by getting rid of unsightly dents and dings in the body. However, low costs and quick turnaround is not all you need to know about the process. There are some limitations to these types of repairs that you should consider before rushing to the auto shop. The general rule of thumb is that PDR works for minor dents and creases - but what is considered minor? Is it just the size that matters? No, sometimes even large creases and dents, several inches in diameter, can be fixed with paintless dent repair. Size is a factor indeed, but the extent to which the paint is stretched is also important. Sharp dents or dings, no matter how small, may require body filler and repainting. If your vehicle is suitable for PDR, then the process is indeed very straightforward. Our qualified technicians will use metal rods and body picks to push the dent out or special tabs to pull out the dents.
CARSTAR CARSTAR #15179 in Tacoma, WA 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!
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 #15179 in Tacoma, WA for more details on the range of services provided and how we can help.
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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.