Benefits of PDR

by | Feb 2, 2021 | Dent Repair, Educational

Recently, we had a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan come in for a paintless dent repair. The car had 2 sharp body line dents on the front doors, and the initial impressions made it look ugly. But thanks to our certified technicians and state-of-the-art PDR technology, we were done repairing those two dents by the afternoon! 

But how did we do it?

Paintless Dent Repair

An ugly dent or a ding can make your car look less appealing. Traditional dent repair procedures can cost you a lot of money and can also take up a lot of your time. So in some situations, traditional dent repair isn’t useful.

Paintless dent repair, on the other hand, works by pushing the dent into its original place by massaging the dent, and it won’t damage the protective layering on your car either. In the start, a certified technician at Sioux Falls dent repair will determine the best way to enter the dent. They could do this by accessing the damaged area through a window opening or by removing the pieces of the panels. 

Then, by using their specialized tools, a certified technician will start massaging the outer edge of the dent and the metal will slowly go back into its original position. With time, you’ll see the damaged area become smaller, and eventually, it will completely disappear. 

When Is PDR Not Feasible?

Even though PDR is the most convenient way to fix a dent, there are some situations in which PDR is not recommended. Those situations can be:

  • When the dent has sharp edges or metal is tearing out
  • The car’s paint inside of the dent is broken or scratched
  • The dented metal is at the edge of the car’s body panel
  • There has been some work done on the car’s body panel previously

The Benefits of Opting for PDR

The benefits that PDR offers are one of the main reasons people opt for it. Compared to traditional dent repair, PDR is a lot more convenient. Here’s how:

Retaining Value

Compared to a traditional dent that can use a body filler and repaint your car’s damaged panels, a paintless dent repair will help you maintain your car’s value. When a skilled, certified technician uses PDR tools and procedures, your car won’t be impacted. The tools and procedures they use don’t affect the original paint of your car, and your car’s protective coating won’t be damaged either. 

You also don’t have to worry about color differences because there is no color spray used when PDR is done to repair a dent. 

Lesser Time

One of the most prominent advantages of PDR is the time it takes. In most cases, PDR can be done on the same day the car comes into the shop. Compared to traditional dent repair, PDR is a lot quicker. Depending on the size of the vehicle and the damage done, the process can take only a few hours. 



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