FAQs

PDR is a method of removing small dents and dings from the sheet metal panels of a vehicle using specialized hand tools to carefully reshape the damaged metal from behind. This eliminates the use of body fillers and paint, leaving the original finish of the automobile intact. PDR eliminates the need for expensive, time consuming traditional auto body work for those small dents that every car will eventually experience — like those small dings from run away shopping carts or carelessly opened doors in parking lots.

The most important benefit is a high quality repair. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding, bondo, fillers, or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed.

  • PDR is cost effective. Repairs are typically a fraction of conventional auto body repair.
  • It saves time. You’re busy and need transportation now, we understand. DentfixExpress is the perfect solution because many dents are fixed in less than an hour. And hail damage is typically fixed in one day- while a body shop may take 2-3 weeks for the same type of damage. What’s more is we’ll drive to your location to repair your car.
  • PDR is environmentally friendly. This process keeps the original factory paint on your vehicle, so there’s no need for the paint, chemicals, or other toxins that are used extensively in body shops when repairing dents. PDR helps your car look good and is good for the environment.

While there are no licensing or performance standards for this industry, not everyone can claim expertise in this technique. Years of experience and skill are necessary, and even then, only a few really master the art. Many technicians can make a dent look better, but DentfixExpress expert technicians make most common dings and dents disappear. It’s best to make a decision on which PDR technicians to use based on their, experience and qualifications and never be afraid to ask for referrals before trusting your car to any service provider.

Welcome to DentfixExpress. Our Master PDR technician and expert craftsmen comes from more than 12 years of experience repairing all makes and models of automobiles — from domestic to foreign. DentfixExpress has a reputation to succeed at repairs that others would not even attempt. In fact, some auto professionals call DentfixExpress when other companies say it can’t be done.

Today’s factory paints are very flexible and a skilled technician will not be damage the finish in any way with this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint. However, cracking of paint can occur if a technician pushes too hard during the repair. DentfixExpress PDR Technicians employ great patience and skill to make sure that the paint does not crack in cases of creased, or deeper dents. We will almost always avoid cracking paint, or warn you of the risk prior to attempting the repair.

In most cases, yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult the repair. Even on much larger dents, however, most clients are amazed at the results. Your technician will communicate clearly with you regarding the results you should expect for the damage being repaired.

Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with PDR, it will never come back.

No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by PDR are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger may be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, sometimes dents that are as small as a dime but very deep, may not be fixed using PDR because the metal has been stretched too far. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep.

Absolutely. Most people judge a car by its appearance. If a car looks good on the outside, it’s says something about the care it received from its owner. Used car dealers and wholesalers understand this principle and use PDR to help improve sales. If it works for them, it can work for you. DentfixExpress can restore your car’s finish, help you attract more interested buyers and make a quicker sale.

Yes. Upon returning a leased vehicle for inspection, auto manufacturers provide car dealers with varying descriptions of what they consider “excessive damage”. Dents, dings, scratches and chips on the car may add up to extra fees you never expected to have to pay. You don’t have to take that chance. Have your dents and scratches repaired and save money in the end.


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