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?
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.
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.
PDR is the Best Texarkana Body Repair Method for Minor Damage
PDR is an amazing Texarkana body repair method that doesn’t alter the condition of your factory paint job. It’s fast, cost effective, and can help your car’s value in the long run. Call Preferred Paintless Services today at (903) 280-8190 to learn more about the benefits PDR!
1.) Fast Turnarounds
Most Americans live busy schedules, so leaving your car with a body shop for one to two weeks for some hail damage can throw your life way off balance. Fortunately, paintless dent repair is a very fast method that allows you to get back to your life quickly. Most minor body damage can be repaired in just a few hours, with tough hail damage taking only a few days at most.
2.) Cost Efficient
Hail and other types of minor body damage can end up costing a fortune to take care of. Luckily, PDR offers a very affordable alternative expensive body shops. Along with being extremely fast, PDR does not require many materials to work. All we use are our experience and tools.
3.) Maintain Value
In most cases your factory paint will be of high quality, and very difficult to match. Most manufacturers don’t hand out paint codes, so you usually end up with a splotchy finish. To avoid this, use a totally non-invasive Texarkana body repair method like PDR instead.
Is Your Damage PDR Ready?
Many vehicle owners are surprised at the extensive body damage we can repair. As a general rule of thumb, if the paint is intact, we can probably fix it. A few other signs to look at could include:
Dents near the edge of a panel are difficult to access, and tough to work with. The metal is already bent, making it much easier to tear.
Crease like dents from moving objects like a car door or bike are usually very sharp which makes them difficult to repair. This would take a very skilled tech, and sometimes can’t be completely removed.
On very deep dents, the metal is often bent too far, making the risk of tearing far too great.
Most dents and dings that can’t be totally repaired can be improved. Very few repairs truly cause problems for us.
Dents and dings are as common as the wind. They strike unexpectedly and can quickly put a damper on your week. But hail storms are a whole different hassle. Hundreds of tiny impacts leave your car cratered beyond belief and you find yourself asking “is this worth repairing?” To answer this question we need to understand the adverse effects of leaving your car untouched.
Risks of a Hail Damaged Vehicle:
Leaving your hail damage as is could save you some money now, but is the pocket change worth it? Here are a few cons to ignoring hail damage.
Rust – Significant damage can cause the vehicle to rust meaning you’ll need to replace the entire panel. This also won’t be covered by your insurance.
Corrosion – Corrosion is essentially the same idea as rust. It’s just one more thing you need to worry about.
Windshield Damage – If the hail cracked you windshield then that could be bad. But it will be even worse if water managed to leak inside. You could have a fried electronic system on your hands.
Increased Deductible – If you file a claim and pocket the cash instead of repairing your vehicle then it’s likely your deductible will increase.
Further Damage – When you don’t repair your car right away you risk sustaining further damage and the safety of yourself and others.
Where Should You Get Texarkana Hail Repair?
Ultimately, as long as the car isn’t a lost cause then you’ll need to make the decision between a body shop or paintless dent repair company. What you choose will depend on the damage. If you’re not sure what you’re looking at then feel free to text a picture of the damage to our Texarkana hail repair experts at (903) 280-8190 for a free estimate!
In the long run you’ll want to maintain your car’s factory value as much as you can. The best way to do this is through a paintless dent repair company. Our Texarkana hail repair pros specialize in non-invasive techniques that are meant to maintain the original paint of your car. We put our customers first and strive to restore your car’s factory state to the tee.