Sioux Falls Dent Repair Answers Common Questions asked Regarding Hail Damage Repair

Sioux Falls Dent Repair Answers Common Questions asked Regarding Hail Damage Repair

Sioux Falls Dent Repair Answers Common Questions asked Regarding Hail Damage Repair

If your car has suffered hail damage in South Dakota, you may be interested to know what hail damage repair entails. Naturally, paintless dent repair, or PDR, is the best dent repair option when it comes to hail damage, more specifically, PDR from Sioux Falls Dent Repair.

Today, we have decided to answer some common questions regarding hail damage repair that will help you better understand the entire process better. From damage assessment to repair estimates, insurance pitfalls, and much more.

We will answer them all.

Sioux Falls Dent Repair Answers Common Questions asked Regarding Hail Damage Repair

Here are some questions regarding hail damage repair with PDR and their comprehensive answers.

  • Do you need to get competing bids for hail damage repair that is covered by your car insurance?

Answer: Let’s suppose your car gets dents and dings from hail damage in South Dakota, and you contact your insurance. They may tell you to go get estimates and competing bids, or they may not. Frankly, getting estimates and competing bids does not matter, and it is only a waste of your time.

Ultimately, whichever dent repair service you choose, its service people will work closely with your insurance company on the entire hail damage PDR process. So, the old days of going out and getting competing bids are over, and it is only a waste of your time.

Instead, we recommend you directly approach the best – Sioux Falls Dent Repair.

  • Why do I have to come in person with the vehicle for a hail damage repair estimate?

Answer: This is an important one. The problem is that the amount of hail damage you see on your car is nowhere near the actual damage. Looking at the damage in sunlight or typical lighting, especially if the car is dirty, will never reveal the actual damage.

Going in person with your car will enable the PDR-certified technician to use their special PDR UV lights to show you the actual damage you are dealing with. Trust us, it is way more than meets the eye, even on a clear, sunny day in South Dakota.

  • How long do estimates take?

Answer: An initial estimate typically takes 20-45 minutes to write up. The initial estimate may not include parts pricing because that process requires calling up your car dealership and getting part prices and availability. This is typically done when you are getting the actual dent repair done and takes around 30 minutes.

  • Why are insurance companies’ estimates always substantially lower than your costs?

Answer: Insurance company adjusters never get estimates right. They never use the expensive, specialized PDR lighting to assess the hail damage and immensely underestimate your hail damage dents and dings. They may tell you, “Oh, there are about 6 to 8 dents,” when there are more close to 100 in reality. This is very common across the board.

An untrained eye cannot make the correct assessment, even trained PDR-certified technicians will never give you an estimate without assessing the damage under special PDR lighting. They also use a “PDR matrix”, or chart, to give an accurate estimate, depending on the number, size, and category of dents and dings.

  • The insurance company said I need to go to their approved or preferred shop. Can I still use you?

Answer: You can take your car to any shop you want to get your estimates or repairs done from. If your insurance company tells you that you can only go to their preferred shops; otherwise, you don’t get their warranty, or you will pay the additional repair costs, they are using a scare tactic called “steering.”

Steering is illegal in South Dakota. Most dent repair shops, including Sioux Falls Dent Repair, offer a lifetime warranty on repairs. We even offer you a written warranty card for peace of mind. As for additional costs, sometimes there is an element of negotiation with insurance companies, but it isn’t something that will cost you much in the long run.

If anything, preferred shops cut corners to save money for the insurance company, and this can mean poor results.

  • Why should someone take their vehicle to the Sioux Falls Dent Repair?

Answer: If you want accurate estimates for the hail damage on your car, you need professional PDR-certified technicians to look at your car in person. Insurance companies will always underestimate the damage and compensate you accordingly.

Do not let them get away with your deserved compensations and “steer” you into insurance pitfalls. Take your hail-damaged car to Sioux Falls Dent Repair today to get an accurate estimate, compensation, and lifetime warranty results.

If you want to learn more about hail damage repairs or about paintless dent repair with Sioux Falls Dent Repair, please visit our website today.

 

 

Dent Repair Price – Full Price Guide Breakdown

Dent Repair Price – Full Price Guide Breakdown

How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Dent?

This is a very common question, first off it depends on many factors when calculating a dent repair price. We run everything through a software system called Mobile Tech Rx. This software was designed quite a few years ago now and tailored specifically to the paintless dent repair industry. This software has all of our pricing programed into it. We simply scan the vehicles vin number to auto populate the vehicles info. From there we enter some additional information on the vehicle including mileage and plate number.

The Process

We will ALWAYS inspect your damage using a paintless dent repair light. This is the most crucial step of the entire estimating process, being able to properly see the damage. Then we measure the overall diameter of the damage, then the depth of the dent, which we do have a dent depth gauge that we can use. From there we then assess any factors such as body line dents, the metal the panel is made up of and so on. Then we figure out what we need to take apart, if anything, to remove the damaged area. From there the system comes up with a number and we come up with a price for a paintless dent repair.

 

Want To See Our Price Guide In Person, Check Out This Video:

 

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Hail Repair Near Me | The Search for a Nearby Sioux Falls Tech is Over!

Hail Repair Near Me | The Search for a Nearby Sioux Falls Tech is Over!

My Car Was Hit With Hail, Now What?

Before a hail storm, there are several preventative measures you can take to minimize the damage to your vehicle. You can read up on prep before a hail storm here. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t so ‘fortunate’ or ‘lucky’ to have that kind of time to prepare. In the event that you are caught off guard by a hail storm seek immediate shelter and wait until it passes. Once it is clear you can begin gathering information for your insurance providers, and start search for Sioux Falls hail repair experts near you!

First, gather as much information as you can. Start by taking pictures of the damage. You’ll want to make sure everything is in clear lighting and easy to see. A little bit of dirt or glare can easily hide some pretty serious dings. Jot down other important info such as license plate numbers.

Next, call your insurance provider. Let them know the full extent of the damage, and provide them the pictures you took earlier. This will help you determine whether or not to file a claim. For instance, if the damage does not exceed your deductible limit then you will be charged the full amount for repairs. In some cases it may be best to forgo the claim.

Finally, the search for your perfect Sioux Falls hail repair team near you begins. Look for a company that is trustworthy and reliable. Word of mouth is going to be your best resource, but you can often find reviews online. As for the techs themselves, you should find someone that enjoys what they do. Otherwise they may neglect their equipment or be out of practice.

The Best Tech in Town

Sioux Falls Dent Repair provides professional quality dent removal services to residents near and around the Sioux Falls area. If you need dents, hail, or minor collision repair, we are the safest, fastest, and most affordable option available. You can schedule a free damage estimate with us today by calling 605-595-4061 or by filling out our online contact form!

Is PDR Right for Your Ride? | Brandon Motorcycle Repair

Is PDR Right for Your Ride? | Brandon Motorcycle Repair

 You’ve Tried Everything

No matter how experienced a rider you are, chances are your bike is going to get damaged eventually. It happens to all of us. You can take every precaution imaginable:

  • Skid plates
  • Engine guards
  • Hands guards
  • Full coverage
  • Parking hundreds of feet from the nearest car

But regardless of what you try there are two things for certain: That dent is going to find you somewhere, somehow, and it’s going to cost you. So it’s worth knowing a Brandon motorcycle repair tech.

Why PDR?

Paintless dent repair is the best way to fix minor body damage to your motorcycle, period. It’s fast, it provides great value, it won’t harm resale potential, and it works on virtually any dent that hasn’t harmed the paint. How? Through our advanced non-invasive processes and a whole lot of practice. At no point during our procedure do we alter the paint job of your motorcycle. Everything is done in a way that does not ruin your resale value or take any of the time consuming steps that body shops do. The bottom line is, if PDR is an option take it.

What Can’t MPDR Fix?

Motorcycle PDR is limited primarily by the depth and location of the dent, as well as the thickness of the tank. Generally speaking, large dents are easier to fix than smaller ones. If the dent looks like it was caused by something around the size of a soccer ball then it is most likely wide and shallow enough to be removed. Smaller dents, on the other hand, are much less predictable. Since the objects are more compact they cause deeper dents that result in stretching and tearing. In the worst scenarios the paint could crack making MPDR virtually impossible. If you aren’t sure if your dent can be repaired with PDR then schedule your free damage assessment with a Brandon motorcycle repair tech here!

How is MPDR Different?

When compared to standard PDR, motorcycles require a considerable amount of experience to compensate for factors like the difference in metal or the smaller, more compact parts. Because of this we usually opt to remove the parts before hand so we can better access the damage. Those who don’t remove parts, especially the tank, risk damaging other essential pieces. Normally, if you need a motorcycle repaired you should go with a specialist like our Brandon motorcycle repair experts.

Why You Need a Dent Guy For Your Motorcycle | Brandon MPDR

Why You Need a Dent Guy For Your Motorcycle | Brandon MPDR

What is MPDR?

If you are familiar with standard paintless dent repair then you most likely understand the basics of motorcycle PDR. It is a simple, yet highly specialized, process for removing dents and dings from the body of your bike without removing or damaging the paint. This process usually involves a variety of tools unique to paintless dent repair. Our trained Brandon MPDR technicians begin the process with a free quote. Claim yours by calling us at 605-595-4061 or filling out our contact form.

What Makes Motorcycles Different?

MPDR requires the talents of a technician that is experienced with motorcycles. Why? Well, simply put, they aren’t the same as cars. Motorcycles have much smaller parts and tougher metal, meaning techs need to know the ins and outs of your ride. For example, many paintless dent repair experts try repairing tanks and fenders without isolating/removing the parts. Brandon MPDR experts know this restricts your access to the dent. Small details like this are what separate us from the regular dent pros.

Quality That Can’t Be Beat

Paintless dent repair is the closest you can get to a brand new factory look. This is easily the greatest advantage to MPDR. No priming, no filling, no paint matching, or shrinkage. Your dent is gone and that’s that. Our Brandon MPDR team always brings their ‘A’ game, delivering the highest quality results on time every time. We guarantee you won’t even be able to tell the dent was there in the first place.

Why Go Paintless?

Still not convinced? Check out all of these amazing benefits of paintless dent repair:

  • No splotches or shrinkage
  • Extremely fast (we just pop the dents right out)
  • Very afforable
  • No ring or scratches down the road
  • Keep your factory paint
  • Impress dealers, wholesalers, and other buyers
  • No trace at all

Our goal as Sioux Falls’ premier PDR company is to reach as many customers in need as possible, so we’ve extended our knowledge to motorcycles. Now, you can keep your bike in peak condition and wow buyers everywhere with your flawless finish. Call our Brandon MPDR team today at 605-595-4061 to watch that dent disappear!