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Tesla Paintless Dent and Ding Removal in Texarkana

Tesla Paintless Dent and Ding Removal in Texarkana

Teslas are the future car, and they are such a fun car to drive and repair. Electric vehicles are becoming more and more prevalent. They are not like repairing any other vehicle. The Tesla is made of an all-aluminum body, and this makes it very difficult to repair. 

Aluminum is eight times harder to move than steel, which is a typical metal used in manufacturing. Only the most skilled technicians can work on Teslas because of the difficulties of repairs. We here at Texarcana Dent Repair have years of experience and a lot of experience working on this specific brand of cars. 

Unlike steel, which remembers its original position, aluminum does not. It needs to be reformed, which can take more time, patience, and skill. To repair and pull the damaged area, the panel must be heated to 400°F to allow the metal to soften. Aluminum dissipates heat very quickly but can become permanently changed if heated past a certain point, and that point is approximately 750°F. It’s a fine line of heat, pushing and ensuring that the metal is in the perfect condition to repair. 

We are IMI certified to repair these cars, and what does that mean. To repair an electric vehicle, we have to power down the cater to ensure that we do not combust, start a fire, or damage the Tesla. The battery system moves through that car, and we do not want to cut or damage any system that controls the entire vehicle. We power the vehicle down for the safety of you, the tech, and your vehicle. 

We work on all Tesla makes and models, including the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and the Tesla Model S. 

Paintless dent repair on your Tesla can usually be finished on the same day as you drop it off, and in some cases, with minor repairs, it can be done while you wait in a few hours. We love repairing these cars! It is such a fun brand. 

Our goal is always to get things done in a timely fashion so that you are back on the road enjoying your Tesla! We would love to take a look at your damage and get you an estimate. Swing by the shop or give us a call anytime. 

If you have questions about the hail damage process, door dings, dents, creases, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with your Teslas restored to their factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our contact form here!

Repairing Jeep Damage in Texarkana

Repairing Jeep Damage in Texarkana

We understand Jeep enthusiasts. 

You are a different breed of people. You all do the Jeep wave and have an automatic circle of trust when it comes to your Jeeps. They aren’t a truck, or a car, or an SUV; it’s a JEEP! It really is a Jeep thing. 

Door dings, hail damage, dents, shopping carts dents, they all happen. We have seen many dents on Jeeps from taking them off the road, the back gate swinging open too far, the hood is closed incorrectly. 

Dents on the curved corner of the cowl often happen. The cowl is the piece in between the hood and the windshield. This is an easy place to dent and more of a complex repair. The metal there is soft, and we sometimes have difficulty finding leverage to repair this area, but it is possible. 

Jeep doors also often get dinged or dented when taking them off and on. We can repair dents in the door. There are a few factors when we look at a door repair to estimate pricing. 

First, access. Can we get to the area where the dent is located with our tools? Second, length. How long is the dent? We measure the dent with a ruler and put that length in our estimating software. 

Third, we measure the depth of the dent. Dents are rated by depth; while some are shallow, some are very deep and sharp. 

The great thing about Paintless Dent removal on your Jeep is that it does not devalue your vehicle. The damage, after we are done, should be undetectable. It will never come back with heat or cold; the metal is manipulated on your Jeep back to the original factory shape. 

Paintless dent repair on your Jeep can usually be finished on the same day as you drop it off, and in some cases, with minor repairs, it can be done while you wait. 

Our goal is always to get things done in a timely fashion so that you are back on the road enjoying your Jeep! We would love to take a look at your damage and get you an estimate. Swing by the shop or give us a call anytime. 

If you have questions about the hail damage process, door dings, dents, creases, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with a JEEP restored to its factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our contact form here!

Facts about Paintless Dent Removal in Texarkana, TX

Facts about Paintless Dent Removal in Texarkana, TX

Frequently Asked Questions about PDR.

We are here to meet all your PDR needs here in Texarkana. Let’s answer a few questions you may have:

What is PDR?

PDR, or Paintless Dent Removal, is a procedure in which a technician removes dents, dings, and creases from a body panel by gently massaging the damaged area back into its original shape. This process requires specialized tools and training and should be left to certified individuals.

Is PDR covered by my insurance?

Absolutely! In fact, this method is often the preferred repair route for dents, dings, and creases in most cases.

What are some of the benefits of PDR?

There are many benefits to PDR, but by far, the greatest benefits are its low cost and quick repair turnaround. Because PDR is not as invasive as traditional repairs, it’s cheaper to do it; most repairs will cost you less than your insurance deductible. Likewise, it’s much faster to do, with most repairs taking a couple of hours to complete.

Does PDR damage the paint on my car?

NO! PDR is the only method of repairing dents on your car without damaging the factory paint on your vehicle.

Can you perform PDR on aluminum body panels?

Absolutely! Although PDR on aluminum requires more skill and further specialized tools, a good PDR technician will perform repairs on aluminum panels without any problem.

How do I find a good quality PDR technician in my area?

One way is to look for a NAPDRT member technician. NAPDRT is a not-for-profit organization that is at the forefront of setting nationally accepted standards for our industry. NAPDRT technicians agree to a set of standards and are bound by a CSI (Consumer Satisfaction Index ). In addition, many NAPDRT members are Vale National Certified. This is the only nationally recognized independent certification available to PDR technicians.

Can all dents be fixed?

No. The most important factors in determining whether or not PDR can repair a dent are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime but very deep cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep. The best case is not to assume yes or no, and swing by for an estimate.

The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. Most (about 95%) minor dents can be repaired. About 5% of minor dents can’t be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.

If you have questions we didn’t answer here, door dings, dents, creases, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with a car restored to its factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our contact form here!

Crease Repair in Texarkana

Crease Repair in Texarkana

Well, you’ve done it. You managed to put a dent in your vehicle. Not just any dent though, it’s a crease.

You may think you are done for. After all, that will certainly require an extensive repair at the body shop where they might have to replace the whole door shell…right?

That’s what you may think! But the reality is, most minor creases can be removed using PDR!

PDR, or Paintless Dent Repair, is a minimally invasive procedure in which a technician removes dents, dings, and (like in our case) creases using specialized tools and techniques.

Unlike traditional repair, PDR does not require paint fillers (aka Bondo) to fix the damaged areas. It also doesn’t require extensive paintwork and blending afterward.

The process is fairly quick and inexpensive, with many repairs costing less than your insurance deductible and taking just a few hours to repair!

When it comes to creases, you really want to pick an experienced PDR technician to repair them. Crease dents can be tricky; It takes a Master PDR Technician with many years of experience a lot of time and effort to perfectly repair a sharp crease dent, especially in high metallic colors. It takes a lot of patience, cross-checking, and a pair of good eyes to see the small tiny lines and imperfections in a crease and to get your car back to pre-accident condition.

You must take your vehicle to someone that’s certified to perform the repair.

If you take it to an inexperienced technician, you run the risk of the repair being done wrong, and that’s never good. A bad PDR job can permanently damage the body panel the procedure was performed on, leaving you needing expensive traditional body repair to correct the issue; you may even need a whole new body panel!

As long as you have the right person for the job, you can expect the appearance of your vehicle to return to normal after the procedure, all without breaking the bank. Paintless Dent Removal is usually a lot less costly than a traditional body shop repair.

So don’t worry too much. As long as the crease is not very deep, the damage can be repaired with PDR, and you’ll be back up and running in your ride in no time.

If you have questions about the hail damage process,  door dings, dents, creases, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with a car restored to its factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our contact form here!
Paintless Dent Removal Over Bondo in Texarkana

Paintless Dent Removal Over Bondo in Texarkana

You’ve run to the grocery store to run an errand and come back to a horror scene… a runaway cart that a careless person has haphazardly discarded has smashed into your brand new car and left a massive dent on your door. What are you to do?

There are two primary methods to repairing dents on a vehicle. You have traditional body repair, which includes the use of paint filler, and you have PDR, which requires the skills of a trained technician with specialized tools to pop the dent back into place.

So, which is better? Let’s look at both methods of repair in detail.

Traditional repair uses paint filler, a.k.a Bondo, to fill in dents, creases, and other damage on your vehicle to ‘restore’ the shape of the body panel. The vehicle is then sanded, painted, and buffed before being put back together.

Sure, your car looks as good as new, but is it?

The problems with paint fillers are numerous. Bondo will crack over time if not mixed correctly, leaving the repair looking worse than the original damage. Not only that, but the paint will fade differently over Bondo than it will over the rest of the vehicle, making the repair more noticeable after some time.

PDR, or Paintless Dent Repair, is a more conservative approach to fixing dents. Using specialized tools like dent rods and blending hammers, a certified technician will gently massage a dent back into its original shape, often in a matter of minutes, restoring the look of your car. No fillers or painting here!

Wait a minute, is it really that easy?

Well, yes! PDR is the simplest, easiest, most cost-effective way to get rid of a dent. In fact, it’s the preferred method by most insurance companies when it comes to repairing hail-damaged or dented vehicles. In the case of our shopping cart mishap, the customer can come out paying less than their insurance deductible if they choose the PDR route over the traditional repair!

 

In every possible case, it’s always beneficial to see if PDR is an option. Its ability to retain the integrity of the body panels and paint is a massive advantage to the vehicle owner over invasive body repair. It’s more cost-effective, and it retains the value of the vehicle better over time.

In this case, the answer is clear, chose PDR!

If you have questions about the hail damage process,  door dings, dents, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with a car restored to its factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our  contact form here!

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