Paintless Dent Repair: door dings, hood dings and parking lot dents are extremely common. The Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) process removes hail dents or other types of damage from a vehicle’s exterior surface panels without disturbing the finish.
How Does Paintless Dent Removal Work?
- Specialized tools apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections.
- Sometimes includes bonding a “tab” or other device to the exterior of the panel and pulling the dent from the topside.
- Refinishing isn’t needed.
Does it work?
Actually, it’s incredible! It works so well that in the majority of cases the dings and dents are completely removed. They’re invisible, gone, can’t-believe-your-eyes fixed.
- Very low cost compared to traditional body shops
- Same day repairs—even while-you-wait service
- No paint work, sanding, or traditional bodywork required
- Original paint remains—helps retain vehicles looks and value
- Body panels remain intact—maintaining structural integrity
Paintless Dent Repair and Auto Insurance
In the case of the long board to car damage, you need to get an estimate to fix the dent damage.
The cost of the repair really depends on what and where the damage is. For instance, if the dent damage is on the hood and there is no paint damage or metal creasing, Paintless Dent Repair is an option and should not cost more than $150 – $300. Alternately, if the dent is in the area between the roof and the front passenger window (in the bend or curve), the cost to fix this damage will be considerably more.
Once you know the real cost to fix the dent damage, you should find out what your insurance deductible is. If the dent damage cost to repair is higher than your deductible, you have the option to file a claim.
Fortunately, there’s door ding insurance. For between $300 and $600 a year, you can get the ding repaired and not worry about it. But is it worth it?
Do you need Paintless Dent Repair Auto Insurance?
Should you get your dings fixed using PDR techniques?
Yes. Whenever possible. Get your dings fixed via PDR, but don’t buy an insurance plan.
Yes! Great Plains Auto Body will work with all insurance companies. Paintless Dent Repair is always the insurance company’s first choice for hail damage vehicles. All hail damage and any collision damage is covered under full coverage insurance policies. Minor dents and door dings may not be covered under your policy. Usually these types of damage are a per incident bases and a deductible may apply for each dent if they did not occur at the same time.
Great Plains Auto Body Omaha & Council Bluffs
At Great Plains Auto Body, we’re committed to giving you an unmatched level of service. As a company that’s been family owned and operated for more than 25 years, we’re dedicated to treating our customers as we would treat members of our own family. We’ll keep you informed throughout the entire repair process and make sure you’re satisfied when the job is complete. From estimating and detailing to collision repair and paint services, our ASE-certified mechanics and technicians make sure the job is done right and on time. And, in addition to our extensive list of certifications, we’re the only Mercedes-Certified Collision Center in Nebraska. Most important, we offer a lifetime warranty on ALL of our work.