One of a car owner’s worst nightmares is to be sitting in their home or place of business and suddenly it sounds like a giant bag filled with millions of marbles is being dumped onto the roof. You know the sound – it’s hail. And your vehicle is parked outside… unprotected.
When the storm subsides, you rush out to your vehicle to find it covered in dozens of tiny (or not so tiny) dents. Your beautiful car is suddenly not so beautiful anymore.
If you have comprehensive coverage, at least your insurance company will cover the damage – but can your car ever be the same again? Fortunately – the answer is usually yes!
As long as there is no damage to the paint (and there usually isn’t with hail damage), your car can be repaired with a process called paintless dent removal (PDR).
PDR is a process that uses specialized tools that can reach in behind the dent and gently massage it out until it can no longer been seen with the naked eye. If the metal is pushed too far, causing it to bulge out, it is gently tapped back in before any remaining marks are polished away. This is all done without causing any damage to the vehicles paint or finish.
There may be times when damage is so severe that conventional body is necessary – but if this can be avoided, it will be better in the long run. The following are some of the advantages of using PDR.
Less costly and less time consuming – PDR can often be completed in one or two days – as opposed to conventional body work which may take a week or more. Because there is less labour with PDR and it does not require replacement pieces or a new paint job, it is also comparatively less expensive.
Retains your car’s value – when a vehicle needs to be re-painted, it lowers the resale value of that car. Since PDR retains your car’s original finish, it also helps to retain its value.
More environmentally friendly – the lack of paints and fillers also means the process does not use toxic chemicals. And, since no replacement parts are necessary, there is also no scrap metal being sent to the landfill.
Confident PDR has been using the paintless dent removal process to repair hail damage to vehicles since 2001. Our expert technicians are committed to the highest standards of quality and customer service. Every job we do comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with any aspect of our work, we will correct it free of charge. Of course, we always do our best to make sure that you’re satisfied the first time!
If your vehicle has damage that has been caused by hail, contact us to learn how PDR can restore your vehicle to look like new again – and find out why residents of Lethbridge trust Confident PDR.