It seems like a rite of passage for owning a car today. Whether the car is brand spanking new, or you’ve owned it for years, when you walk up to your car and see a ding or a small dent from another car door, you want to scream. It’s the kind of damage that’s not worth reporting to an insurance company, but many of us don’t want to live with it either.

So how do you get this small, but frustrating eye-soar repaired? Try Paintless Dent Repair.

Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a method of removing minor dents from the body of a car. The process involves getting behind a vehicle’s skin to massage the dented panels back to their original shape. The process allows technicians to remove hail damage, dings, minor dents and creases without compromising the vehicle’s factory paint job. Davey Jefferson of Granite City Collision in Mount Airy says, “Car owners can save a lot of money if their dents are repairable using a Paintless Dent Repair approach.”

“Believe it or not, most of our PDR work happens in the summertime,” says Davey. “And that is because our customers bring their cars in after damage from summer hail storms.” A hail storm can oftentimes total a car, but with Paintless dent repair, and given a lot time, many auto body shops can bring the car back to its original look.

Paintless dent repair if done right can be pretty cost effective. On average, to remove one small dent that is accessible from the inside costs approximately $75.00, in contrast to repainting the entire panel which might costs upwards of $350.

Technicians who provide PDR services work from the inside of the car to remove the dent. Using metal rods and body picks, technicians push the dents out from the underside of the body panel. For cars with multiple layers of paint like those with a pearly finish, it can take a little longer to remove and will cost a bit more to restore the paint to its original pearly finish.

Davey from Granite City Collision warns customers that if the dent isn’t accessible from the inside of the car, then another approach will be needed. And if the dent has already cracked the paint, then PDR is no longer an option.

Mount Airy Toyota recommends Granite City Collision for any auto body need. They are located at 1935 Rockford Street in Mount Airy, NC. Call them today at (336)-786-2119.