What is PDR

Paintless dent repair and/or removal is the quickest and most cost-effective way to repair dings, dents, creases, and hail damage without compromising the vehicle’s factory or custom paint. PDR is done by hand, using tools and gaining access to the backside of the panels and pushing the dent out.

For panels with no access from the behind, like pillars and rails, we use a glue pulling system to pull up the dent and blend the panel.

What are the benefits of PDR?

Modern cars are built with sturdier paints. Slight impacts don’t usually mess up the factory paint finish. However, once your car gets dinged, it’s natural to worry about the paint quality as it can severely affect the resale value as well as the appearance of the vehicle.

Car Dent Repair
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Here’s how paintless dent repair takes care of both.

  • It’s cost-effective. The cost of repairs is pretty affordable compared to traditional repairs. Also, it restores your car’s value and appearance by making it look almost as new again.
  • It’s time-saving. Compared to other repair methods, PDR is quick. Smaller dents usually take no more than one hour. So, no need to book an Uber or hire a rental.
  • It’s environment-friendly. No harmful toxins, chemicals, fumes, or pollutants are produced or released during the PDR process.
  • It extends the life of your vehicle. PDR does not damage the vehicle in any way, compared to traditional repair methods such as sanding and painting that are just different forms of damage.

How long does it take for PDR to work?

Common door dings take less than one hour to fix. Bigger dents and creases may take 1 to 3 hours depending on the size and location of the dents.

How much does it cost to fix a dent through PDR?

Cost depends on the size, depth, and location of the damage and access to the dent for repair. Quotes for repairs are at no charge and are always cheaper than conventional paint and body repair.

Please call us for your free estimate at 951-318-1818.

Does PDR work on all kinds of dents, big and small?

You bet. Whether it’s something as slight or routine as a car door ding or as serious as a hail storm damage, PDR is effective for almost any kind of dent removal. The reason it works is because the technicians go behind the paneling to slowly work the dent out. So, whether the dent is big or small, it gets clinked out.

Tools to repair car dent
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When the dent is too small or in places that have no back access, our glue pulling system does its magic to pull the dent out.

Yet, there may be dents that are too deep or difficult to reach. Before you give up on the repair, though, give us a call at 951-318-1818 and let one of our technicians see what can be done.

Do you offer PDR services at home?

Absolutely. Our customers who, for any reason, cannot visit us at the shop or send the car in, can enjoy our home repair services where our PDR technicians will come at your location to fix the dent. Our mobile services are designed to help you save on both time and money. While a repair job at the workshop can take up to (maximum) 5 days, through the mobile repair service you can get the dent fixed in just a day.

Is PDR an insurance-approved procedure?

Yes, PDR is a standard repair procedure approved by insurance providers. It restores your vehicle’s appearance by keeping intact the factory paint finish, ultimately improving the resale value.