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Texarkana Auto Hail Repair | DIY, Starter Kits, or Professional Service?

Texarkana Auto Hail Repair | DIY, Starter Kits, or Professional Service?

Your factory paint job is one of the few aspects of your vehicle that can never be restored or replaced. Body shop repairs cannot match the paint quality or protection that manufacturer coats offer. That’s why potential buyers value it so highly. If you want to get the full worth of your vehicle when it’s time to trade in, make sure you protect that beautiful factory finish.

Texarkana Auto Hail Repair

But what do you do when your car is struck with hail? Believe it or not, all of those little dents scattered around the surface of your car are just that: individual dents. They can be tackled the same way as any other minor ding on your ride.

So what auto hail repair method should you try?

DIY

Many driver’s first Texarkana auto hail repair option is online tutorials. Thanks to the age of connection, we can share information from anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds. The prospect of repairing your own car for completely free is almost too good to pass up. However, the trade off could be far worse than you expect. The destruction from a poor repair job is often more difficult to fix than the initial damage. Additionally, an untrained hand can quickly force a dent and crack the paint, meaning we likely can’t fix your damage at all. So, unless you are a trained professional, we highly advise against DIY techniques.

Store Bought Kits

Secondly, you may be tempted by store bought tools with catchy taglines like “completely vanish” or “in under 30 minutes!” They seem promising at first, and they aren’t poor quality tools, but no repair kit will ever make you a PDR expert. It takes years of practice to achieve professional skill, and years more to perfect it. If you’re serious about practicing, then we do recommend purchasing a professional kit. However, you should never practice on your own vehicle or a friends. Instead, buy some metal panels or an old rustbucket.

Professional Service

When it comes to the safety of your car and its future value, professional Texarkana auto hail repair services are always the best way to go. While it may not be as close to ‘free’ as, say a DIY method, it is certainly the most affordable dent removal service available. Many choose PDR over other methods for our incredible turnaround times as well. Most auto hail repair jobs take anywhere from a few hours to several days depending on the damage. The same damage would take a body shop a week or more.

Are Do It Yourself Techniques A Good Idea? | Texarkana Dent Removal

Are Do It Yourself Techniques A Good Idea? | Texarkana Dent Removal

Should You Trust DIY Tutorials?

Nowadays there is no shortage of do it yourself techniques, life hacks, and home remedies flooding the internet. They can be found everywhere from obscure forums to the front page of your Facebook feed. In fact, there are websites completely dedicated to easy money saving methods. So they must be credible since they’re so popular right? Well maybe if you are looking for nifty ways to use your old jeans and paper towel rolls.

The Proof Is In The Pudding

In order to understand why so many people follow these tutorials we’ll have to take a look at one of them. Here we see someone applying hot water and a plunger to a very large dent on their back left door panel. The cheap tools and short video length are immediately appealing, but they should be raising red flags for every viewer. You’ll know why by the end.

Take note that he does not need to remove any panels or windows. Eventually, he manages to remove the huge dent. However, at the cost of several smaller dents near the edges of the panel and an obvious crease. These are far more difficult to repair than a large dent and now your Texarkana dent removal crew will have something to talk about over lunch.

So What Are They Missing?

To put it simply, do it yourself dent removal tutorials are missing two essential ingredients:

  • Tools
  • Knowledge

Every good technician has a solid set of tools and years of experience behind them. The industry hasn’t been running this long on $15 shelf kits handled by newbies. Now that’s not to say that do it yourself methods will never work, but there is a significant amount of risk involved if you care about the value of your car. Most of the successful DIY tutorials on YouTube are done by professionals with high end tools. The best solution will always be a reliable Texarkana dent removal company. Call Preferred Paintless Services today at (903) 280-8190 or text a picture of the damage so we can start you off with an estimate!

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