Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) FAQs
Interested in learning more about paintless dent removal? Here’s answers to the most common questions people have about this auto body repair service.
What is paintless dent removal?
Paintless Dent Removal, or PDR, is the art of reshaping the painted metal surface of a car back to its original factory form.
What are the benefits of PDR?
Here are some of the many reasons why car owners and insurance companies choose PDR over traditional body work:
- Maintains and restores vehicle value
- Cost effective
- Keep your factory paint
- Environmentally friendly
What cannot be fixed by PDR?
In general, some types of auto damage are not a good fit for PDR repairs. These include dents that have been stretched or are very deep, punctures, or damage that has removed large amounts of paint. The best way to know if your dent is a good candidate for PDR is
to contact a PDR technician for a quick quote.
Where are you located?
We are a completely mobile company, serving Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. We schedule by appointment and come to a location that’s most convenient for you: work, home, or while you are out shopping.
How much does PDR cost?
Paintless dent repair follows a specific pricing guide for repairs. Pricing is determined by the size of the damaged area, the location of the damage, and the complexity of the repair.
Prices start at $99. For a quick quote, use our online quote form.
How long do paintless dent repairs take?
Repair time for PDR varies greatly. Some can take 5 minutes while others can take a day or two. Most repairs can be completed while you are at work or shopping. For more significant repairs, like hail damage, we will ask for the car for several days.
Does PDR work for fender benders?
Paintless dent removal can repair damage caused by fender benders, so long as the damage is confined to the outer skin of the vehicle. If the damage is more severe or there is underlying damage to the body of the car, you’ll want to take your vehicle to a body shop.
Does PDR repair door dings and creases?
Yes, PDR can repair creases and dings in your car doors. Whether you’ve been in a minor accident or had an errant door hit your car in a parking lot, paintless dent repair can make that damage disappear.
Does PDR repair hail damage?
Yes, paintless dent repair is a great way to repair vehicles damaged by hail. Hail damage repair has become one of our specialties. Paintless dent removal is an insurance-approved process and is the preferred method of repair for hail damage on vehicles.
Is PDR covered by insurance?
Yes, car insurance covers PDR work. Most owners find the repair cost is less than their deductible.
Does PDR show up on my CARFAX report?
No. We do not report our repair work to Carfax or any vehicle history companies.
How do I get an estimate?
The quickest and most efficient way to figure out approximately how much your damage is going to cost is to send us multiple pictures of it. Remember – the more you send me (and the more I can see in the picture) the better I can advise you. Make sure to wipe down the damaged area to give me the best idea possible.
Can you remove dents from a Tesla with PDR?
Yes! But it’s best to go with a PDR technician who is certified to work on Tesla and other electric vehicles. We currently are IMI EV Level II Certified. Learn more about paintless dent removal for Tesla vehicles.