by Preferred Admin | Aug 14, 2021 | Crease Damage, Crease Removal, Dent Repair
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!
by Preferred Admin | Jul 12, 2021 | Dent Repair, Hail Repair
Carfax is a useful tool for buying a used car, but will it show up if I use Paintless Dent Removal to repair my car? The quick answer is maybe. Read on, we will explain.
First, How does Carfax work and protect me? A Carfax report is your window into a vehicle past! CarFax gets its data from insurance companies, the DMVs, and even the police to tell you about a car’s background. They piece together a history on nearly every car out there, whether you want them to or not! Their data-gathering team in Virginia adds about 3.5 million records a day, with a compiled total of about 15 billion records. (That’s a lot of data!)
Second, When you go to a Paintless Dent Repair shop, we are NOT required to turn in any repair information to CARFAX.
CARFAX is great because, in extreme cases, it can save you from buying a lemon, something that was in an extreme accident, or just a tiny one to the car collector. It is important to know. We have even seen cars that have been involved in crime sprees, and it can show up on the report.
Here are some of the things you SHOULD see on a CARFAX.
- Odometer readings and repair history
- Number of past owners
- Any accidents reported by DMVs, insurance companies, or police departments
- Whether the car’s a lemon or been salvaged or junked
- Whether a car was ever used as a fleet vehicle, autos used by businesses and often subject to lots of abuse
- Lien and repossession history
- Emission inspection statuses
- Manufacturer recalls and buybacks
When does paintless dent removal show up on a carfax? Usually, we see this happen with hail damage or a large dent that you go through your insurance to repair. We are not mandated reporters, meaning there is no law to tell or report any damage to Carfax. The beauty of Paintless Dent Removal is that there really is no trace of repair or damage since the paint is intact, and we are just manipulating the metal back to its original shape.
You can fight hail damage repair on a CARFAX because, as of 2021, we haven’t seen the category of “Hail Damage or PDR” on a report. Usually, it is reported as structural damage on the report. This is why it’s important to pull and watch your CARFAX, so you can file a grievance if this does happen to you.
If you have questions about CARFAX Reports, 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!
by Preferred Admin | Aug 28, 2018 | Dent Repair, Hail Repair
Texarkana Dent Repair Paintless can give you numerous benefits compared to traditional body shop repairs. Traditional methods involve several steps from grinding the dent to filling it with a filler. Once the area is sanded, it will be primed and then repainted. However, with Texarkana Dent Repair Paintless, you don’t have to go through all of these steps. Paintless dent repair can be used in repairing dents, dings, hail damage as well as minor collision damage.
Affordable Rates And Fast Turnarounds
Texarkana Dent Repair Paintless costs much less compared to conventional methods. This is because it does not use any chemicals such as paint, primer, and others. PDR is also a faster way of repairing your dents and dings. Most standard dings take no longer than an hour to repair. However, turnaround times can vary based on the dents size and location . Yet this is much quicker compared to choosing the conventional method of body shops. When it comes to hail damage, we offer deals on multi dent repair and can have your car returned to new in a matter of days. This is a huge time saver when compared to a body shops lengthy filling process.
Maintains Resale Value
One of the greatest benefits of choosing Texarkana Dent Repair Paintless is our non invasive processes. None of our work can cause damage to your original coat of paint. This can help you in maintaining the resale value of your car in case you want to sell or trade your car. PDR is at its best you’re using it to impress potential buyers or overall improve your resale value.
Severe weather conditions can result to hail damage on your vehicle. There are numerous ways that you can do in order to minimize the chances of damage to your vehicle. For instance, be sure to park your car in the garage. However, if you are traveling there are still some chances of damage. Hail can result in several dents and dings on your vehicle. This is costly to repair if you choose the traditional methods. The perfect solution is Texarkana Dent Repair Paintless. Preferred Paintless Services has qualified technicians with over a decade of experience. Call (903) 280-8190 now to book for an appointment.