The Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Process
About The Paintless Dent Repair
Dallas Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
The Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington-McKinney metro area leads the nation in insurance claims for hail damage according to insurancejournal.com.* That’s why we see so much demand for Dallas paintless dent repair.
Insurance companies are particularly interested in hail damage claims because most drivers carry insurance policies that include comprehensive insurance that usually covers the cost of hail damage repair. Hail claims cost insurance companies an average of $8 to 14 Billion per year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.**
Top 10 States Ranked By Number of Hail Loss Claims, 2017-2019
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau Analysis.
Top Five States By Number Of Major Hail Events, 2019 (1)
|Rank||State||Number of Hail Events|
(1) Hailstones one inch in diameter or larger.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.
The Solution to Auto Hail Damage?
Paintless Dent Repair
The best and most popular way to repair auto hail damage is with Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), a painstaking process where skilled technicians carefully remove dents from a car’s body panels. This labor intensive technique can restore most hail damaged vehicles without the need to repaint.
Do Insurance Companies Like Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)?
Most insurance companies accept paintless dent repair (sometimes known as paintless dent removal) as the preferred method for repairing hail damaged vehicles. In fact, paintless dent removal (PDR) has become the accepted default hail damage repair method specifically because insurance companies recommend it.
Will PDR Work for My Car?
Most hail damage can be repaired with paintless dent removal. If, however, your car has sustained substantial damage to its structural integrity, you may need additional repairs that cannot be accomplished via PDR. Cars with custom paint (such as antiques and high-end hot rods) may also not be effectively repaired with Paintless Dent Repair.
What if Ex-Hail Auto Hail Repair Hail System’s Auto Hail Repair Evaluation Is Higher Than My Insurance Company’s Evaluation?
Not to worry. That’s actually normal! Most insurance companies will initially provide a very low evaluation for your auto hail repair since they do not do a thorough inspection of the hail damage to your vehicle and have no incentive to do so. Your insurance company will cover 100% of the hail damage through your comprehensive auto policy, and we will negotiate the best claim on your behalf. Auto hail damage evaluation is subjective, and insurance companies have an incentive to provide a low evaluation. Ex-Hail Auto Hail Repair’s Dallas paintless dent repair team is experienced in resolving and negotiating hail damage evaluations directly with your insurance company in order to ensure your hail damaged vehicle is repaired to its pre-loss condition with our paintless dent removal in DFW.
*Insurance Journal, April 28, 2020 – https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/04/28/566579.htm
** Insurance Information Institute – https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-hail
How Does PDR Work?
Paintless dent removal technicians use custom dent removal tools and specialized techniques to restore vehicles. The Ex-Hail Paintless Dent Repair team in Dallas uses their proprietary PDR system in combination with their decades of experience to gently remove and repair dents and dings.
In PDR, the underside of hail-damaged panels are massaged and flexed until the panels return to their original shape, instead of covering the dings and dents up with filler and paint. This process is known as “paintless dent removal” or “paintless dent repair”, and is commonly referred to as PDR.
I’ve Never Heard of PDR Before. Is Paintless Dent Repair a New Thing?
PDR has been in widespread use for more than 7 decades. It saw widespread use in Europe from WWII through the 70s and began catching on in the U.S. in the 1980s.
Will Paintless Dent Removal Decrease the Value of My Vehicle?
Exterior condition may be the biggest factor in the sales price of your car. A small dent may not seem like a big deal to you, but it can be a huge issue for potential buyers. Even one or two small dents and dings could mean your car is deemed in poor condition instead of good or fair. PDR can often be the best way to restore your car to its best possible value.
Can PDR Repair Large Dents?
When hail damaged vehicles have dents larger dents (up to several inches in diameter), they can still usually be repaired with PDR unless the paint has been broken. Normally, paint decompresses along with the metal so that no paint damage occurs during the hail damage repair process.
How Much Does PDR Cost?
Paintless dent repair for hail-damaged vehicles can often run $5,000 or more. Fortunately, most insurance companies will cover PDR. That means drivers are usually only responsible for paying their insurance deductible. Drivers in the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area of Texas, America’s leading severe hail storm city, are particularly fortunate because they can take advantage of the Ex-Hail Auto Hail Repair offer to pay up to $1,000 of each customer’s deductible.