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What Is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless dent repair, hail damage repair on car


What is paintless dent repair and how does it work? Do you need an expert like the ones here at Holiday Automotive to complete PDR for you? You aren’t alone if you’re asking yourself those types of questions. Even now, plenty more people around Oshkosh and Ripon have heard about paintless dent repair (PDR) than actually know what it is. So, what is paintless dent repair? Essentially, PDR restores a car’s body to factory-like condition without costs going high or labor dragging out. It’s mainly used for dents and dings, body creases, and hail damage.

How Paintless Dent Repair Works

Wherever you go in or around Beaver Dam, a technician is going to carry paintless dent repair out in much the same way. They will generally complete the following steps:

  • Assess the Damage: Paintless dent removal fixes dents and dings from behind, so a technician will start by having a look at the area to determine the best way forward. Everything from size to location will be assessed to determine how damage can be effectively removed through PDR.
  • Access the Dent from Behind: In most cases, PDR happens behind the dent. Body panels and possible lights and interior panels will need to be moved to create a pathway to the dent. Technicians will use special light boards to get a perfect look at the offending dent. Shadows show exactly where pressure needs to be applied.
  • Apply Gentle Pressure to the Dent: Your technician will use special tools to massage the exterior panel back to its original position. This can usually be completed as a same-day service, though more severe dents may require a touch more time.

Why Look to a Professional for Paintless Dent Removal?

You can certainly tackle PDR by yourself if you understand how paintless dent repair works and have the requisite auto maintenance & repair experience, but it’s usually too difficult of a job for a layperson to tackle, and thus, it’s generally smarter to trust a professional to get this job done. Here are myriad reasons why:

  • Professionals use the latest tools to diagnose the problem and make repairs.
  • Professionals are unlikely to cause damage, such as breaking a trim panel.
  • Professionals are more likely to get your car looking like-new instead of just “better than before.”

Find Out More About How Paintless Dent Removal Works with Holiday Automotive

If you need a dent put right, don’t hesitate to schedule service with Holiday Automotive today. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us or drop by our service & collision center — we’re just a quick drive from Sheboygan and West Bend.


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