If you’re a car owner, you understand the nuisance of dealing with hail season. No matter what you do, hail can be unpredictable and often difficult to avoid. You might feel inclined to wait until the season is over to deal with repairs, but doing so can result in more extensive damage and costly repairs. A few minor dents and dings now can multiply over time and grow in size. Additionally, some hail damage that is left for too long can result in rusting.
While it might seem more efficient to have all of the repairs done at one time at a later date, it will potentially do more harm than good. Older and more traditional repair methods were frustrating as they took longer and were more expensive. But with newer techniques, such as paintless dent removal, it’s efficient and more cost-effective to bring your car in any time you get a dent or a ding.
What Is Paintless Dent Removal?
Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a newer method of removing dents, dings, and even creases from the body of a vehicle utilizing a special set of tools to reshape the panel. Older methods involved stripping the car’s paint, filling in the dents, and sanding them down before repainting. This technique took much longer, was more expensive as it required more materials, and put noxious fumes into the environment.
Whereas PDR methods simply use tools to massage the dents and dings to shape the metal panel back to its original form. This means there are no harsh chemicals involved, and the process takes much less time.
How Can Hail Damage Affect Your Car?
A few minor dents and dings here and there might not seem like a big deal, but down the road, those dents can expand and warp, growing into much larger crevices that can be harder to fix. In addition to growing larger, some hail damage that is left unrepaired can rust, affecting the factory paint finish and compromising the body of the vehicle over time.
Even more minor damage that is left too long can mess with the metal memory of your vehicle. Metal is rigid and has a tendency to want to go back to its original shape. However, if a dent or ding, even small ones, are left for too long, it can change the “memory” of the metal. The longer a dent remains, the harder it will be to massage it out.
Top 4 Benefits of PDR for Hail Damage
When it comes to hail damage, the sooner you can get the repairs done, the better. There is no reason to delay, especially with newer, more efficient, and cost-effective methods such as PDR. Just keep in mind that not all shops are experienced in paintless dent removal techniques. It’s wise to look around before picking just any technician or shop. Finding a quality repair shop that utilized PDR methods can be beneficial in many ways, including:
- Saving you time: As paintless dent repair techniques do not involve the use of fillers and paint that take time to dry, it takes much less time. By repairing hail damage in a fraction of the time, you aren’t left without transportation for days or even weeks. This makes it more efficient when bringing in your car for regular repairs throughout hail season.
- Saving you money: Fewer materials used and less time spent on repairs also means less money. Labor costs and the cost of materials used, such as tools, paints, and fillers, can quickly add up. As PDR simply involves the use of specialized tools and no other materials, it cuts down on time and how much money you have to pay in the end.
- Better for the environment: Fumes from paints and other chemicals used in traditional repairs, such as fillers for the dents, are not only harmful to the technicians breathing them in but are a hazard for the environment as well. PDR doesn’t require the use of any chemicals or paints, which makes it a much safer and more eco-friendly alternative.
- Ensuring the value of your car: The most significant benefit of using paintless dent removal methods on hail damage is that it will not affect the resale value of your car. Anytime the factory paint finish on a vehicle is compromised, it significantly reduces the value. Older methods involved stripping the paint to pour filler into the dent and then finding a matching color to paint back over once the filler was sanded and dried. This technique technically damages the car further by affecting the original paint finish. However, as PDR methods involve using tools to massage the dents and dings back into place, it does not compromise the paint and therefore maintains the resale value.
Killa Dent Removal
If your vehicle has dents and dings that need repair, the experts at Killa Dent Removal can get you back on the road in no time. Our paintless dent removal specialists are highly trained to safely and effectively remove hail damage from your car without compromising the resale value. We provide fast and efficient high-quality repairs with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. For a FREE estimate, contact us today!