family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

3 Things To Help You Determine If Your Car Can Be Repaired With Paintless Dent Removal

by Herman Mills

Whether it is caused by an auto accident or an inconsiderate person in a parking lot, seeing a visible dent on your car can be very frustrating. Most people assume that having an auto dent repaired is a very expensive and time-consuming process. In the past that may have been true, but paintless dent removal has changed that fact. Paintless dent removal is a technique that uses special tools and techniques to repair a dent without having to replace the auto body panel or repaint the area. In addition to being a faster option than traditional dent removal, it is less expensive, and you don't have to worry about the paint not matching. Continue reading to see if paintless dent removal may be a good option for your damaged automobile.

The Dent is on the Auto Body

Paintless dent removal works very well when the dent is located on your car's body. However, an auto body repair shop will not be able to use the paintless dent removal method if you have dents on your car's front/back bumper or fender. Unfortunately, paintless dent removal just doesn't work well on these areas of the car. In the event that your bumpers or fenders have been dented, you will need to seek out traditional dent repair services. But, if the dent you are concerned about is located on any of your car doors, the hood, or the roof, paintless dent removal could be a great option.

The Dent Did Not Damage Your Vehicle's Paint

Before you contact an auto body shop, look closely at the dented area of your car to see if any of the paint in the area of the dent has chipped or flaked off. The whole goal of paintless dent repair is to use a specific technique to remove the dent from the auto body without any use of paint. If your vehicle has paint damage in addition to denting, paintless dent removal will not be able to produce the results that you want and fully restore your vehicle to its original condition. 

Your Auto Body Shop Offers Paintless Dent Repair

It is important to note that not every auto body repair shop offers paintless dent repair. This technique requires specialized training and tools, and some auto body shops do not have anyone on staff who knows the techniques. If you are interested in paintless dent repair, make sure that you contact your preferred auto body repair shop and specifically ask if they offer the service before you drive there and drop off your car. 


About Me

family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.