What Does PDR or Paintless Dent Repair cost?

Hail Damage Repair or door ding repair, what will PDR cost?

That is a difficult question to answer without seeing the damage and give an accurate answer to the age old question. “How much is this going to cost me?” This is the first question as a consumer, what will it cost and how long will it take to repair and it's understandable. Cars are expensive and we want our pride and joy to look like our pride and joy!  The good thing is, if you get hit by a hailstorm, insurance covers the loss with only a comprehensive deductible. This type of damage does not normally go against your auto policy like a collision does.

Hail Damage, insurance, and estimated cost

If you are still making payments on your car or truck, most of the time you have full coverage auto insurance in place. Hopefully, that includes comprehensive insurance to help with the PDR cost.   We can write the estimate at the shop using our software and submit it to many insurance companies for approval or submit the estimate using what are called "open shop assignments".

Hail Damage Repair Cost details

Hail Damage cost estimating

Hail damage repair with Paintless Dent Repair can vary so much due to the following factors, the variables being: Dent size, depth, and location. Also, if it can be done with PDR at all! We have many vehicles we repair halfway using PDR and conventional body shop repair on the other panels. This is a common practice to always repair the vehicle using the proper application at the proper time.

Smaller dents located in easily accessible areas, such as the hood, trunk, left or right fender, left or right front door, left or right quarter panels are the easiest to repair and the least costly. The are dents that are typically the size or dimes and quarters

For medium-sized dents or hard to access areas, the cost goes up slightly to the size and will vary due to access to the backside and the difficulty. These are dents that are quarter and larger

 

What happens is a few panels cannot be repaired using PDR?

This happens all the time in Austin Texas. We have severe storms and many upper surface panels are damaged too bad and need to be replaced. We use PDR where it can be and proceed to conventional repairs on the other surfaces. For example, we might replace the hood and PDR the fenders. This would keep us only blending the paint on the fenders for the proper color match and overall reduce the cost and improve the overall quality.

Call us with any questions at 512-331-1399

You can call the Paintless Dent Repair team at Heritage with any questions. We can help with information about insurance, inspections, estimates and repair methods.

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