What is PDR?
You’ve got into a minor fender bender and now your car has been damaged. Instead of sweating it and worrying about what to do next, head on over to Elite Collision Repair and get your car fixed.
Traditionally, car dents were repaired the “old” way, with a blowtorch and a hammer. This antiquated method is time-consuming and often necessitates repainting entire segments of your car. Unfortunately, this method means that your bodywork will never look quite as good as it dod from the factory.
However, there is hope with PDR, or paintless dent repair, which does not require any heat or extensive knocking. Hence, it is no surprise that PDR is extremely successful in restoring your vehicle’s body to its factory condition.
Unlike other traditional repair methods, PDR does not make use of any filler and takes only a fraction of the time.
Why should you use PDR?
One of the reasons PDR is becoming increasingly popular over time is the fact that it’s extremely effective in restoring a vehicle’s bodywork with minimal effort. The traditional method of bodywork repair involves knocking, heating, and filling up damage with foreign material.
This method of repair work does not actually address the actual damage sustained during an accident and only serves to provide cosmetic repair work. The dent is still there; it’s just more difficult to see.
Not only is all of this costly and time-consuming, but it also affects the resale value of your vehicle. The filler can’t do a perfect job of filling the cavity sustained in the damage on its own.
Consequently, this means that extensive sanding and repainting is needed to correct this. If you ever wondered why traditional body work takes so long and costs so much, we have your answer for you.
A Team You Can Trust
In contrast, the PDR experts at Elite Collision Repair address the damage sustained during the accident and work to repair it. By gently applying pressure to the exterior of the damaged panel, experts encourage the bent panel to return to the pre-damaged position.
You can see that filler does not need to be used in any form in PDR work. This saves you plenty of time and money, which is why PDR is taking off in popularity.
Follow us into our workshop as we take you behind the scenes. While every shop has their own trade secrets, we at Elite Collision Repair want to show you how we do it. Learn more about why PDR is the right choice for you.
1. Damage assessment
Firstly, before they start, our expert repair technicians will perform a damage assessment to determine the extent and nature of the damage sustained by your vehicle. While the majority of repair experts claim that 90% of damage can be repaired via Hail damage repair, our repair technicians use specialized tools in order to determine which will be the best approach to take.
2. Repair area preparation
After we have successfully assessed the damage and determined the correct course of action, our repair technicians will prepare the area for repair work. With the help of a variety of special equipment, the repair technicians will access the back of the dent and begin repair work.
It is during this step of the process that extra care must be applied to prevent any additional damage. Oftentimes, inexperienced or unskilled mechanics end up using too much force and cause more damage. Fortunately, our skilled repair technicians are specially trained to ensure that no damage is done during this phase.
3. Starting the actual work
Now comes the most important part, where the actual repair work is conducted. During this phase, our technicians make use of high-quality fluorescent lighting, which allows them to have a clear view of the repair work.
Besides fluorescent lights, we also have custom-designed light boards that give us a clear view of the dented area. Dents create shadows, and it’s important to view the damage carefully from every angle to ensure that we’ve completely smoothed it out.
After this, specialized tools are placed behind the dent and our technicians will gradually and methodically apply pressure and correct the damage that was done to your car. Besides using special tools, our team also makes use of a type of glue to help manipulate your car’s panels without damaging the paint.
From major to minor dents, our team members take a methodical approach to repairing dent work on your car in order to restore it to its pre-accident condition.
What Can Be Repaired?
Paintless dent repair is able to solve a large variety of dents, dings, and bends in your car’s exterior surfaces. Take a look at the kinds of repair work we do.
1. Stationary collisions
As a rule of thumb, if your vehicle was stationary or immobile when it was damaged, chances are good that PDR will be able to restore your vehicle to its original condition. Stationary collisions also include damage sustained from hail, fender benders, and minor accidents.
2. Dings from car doors
While you may have plenty of love for your car, there are tons of irresponsible car owners out there who don’t share that sentiment. From dents that happened when somebody opened a door against yours to errant shopping carts that would love to put a ding in your door, there are plenty of hazards in every parking lot.
3. Small dents without paint loss
If your car has sustained a dent that has not resulted in paint loss of any kind, you’re in luck, as PDR will be able to do wonders for you. Unlike traditional repair methods that call for a blow torch and hammer as well as extensive repainting, PDR allows us to restore your car to factory condition without breaking the bank.
Paintless dent repair is a proven and effective method of body work that is a great way of restoring your car. With Elite Collision Repair, you can rest assured that your car is in the hand of expert professionals with decades of experience performing this efficient dent-removal service.