Shopping For Dent Repair

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It is that time of year again and everyone decides it’s time to clean the car and bring in the summer give old man winter the boot. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional wait until you hire an amateur.”

With summer arriving slowly and car owners deciding to clean the car, detail the car, loose those unsightly dents and dings. A word of caution as you start your search for PDR paintless dent removal. What most consumers should know is not only has summer arrived but also has the hail season for the PDR industry and this year 2015 has already proven to be a busy start in hail damaged vehicles.

Each year as the PDR industry kicks off the new summer season it can be the busiest time of the year for anyone involved and we would like to offer you a simple warning. When the seasoned Dent Techs receive notice of hail damage around the country they are headed to these areas. Hail Damage professionals running large scale business arrive at the damaged areas and begin their work. Insurance companies will have local Dent Techs on a call list and you will find that your local Dent Tech may not be around for a month or longer.

This is the normal routine each year at this time and a perfect opportunity for the DIY Dent Techs to come out and try cleaning up in many local areas. When we say DIY Dent Techs we are referring to the average John next door that has decided yesterday he’s going to be a master PDR tech.

They come in different sizes and shapes but in no way are they qualified to remove dents and dings from your brand new 2015 Mercedes. Be aware and be smart. If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional wait until you hire an amateur. Qualified Dent Techs train and become who they are from years of experience and most have been in business for 20 plus years. Don’t be scared to ask when shopping, “How Long Have You Been Fixing Dents?”

Most dent techs that leave their local area will pass their regular routes onto someone they trust and to look after the retail clients in need of PDR techs. These DIY Techs are giving the PDR Industry a bad name and it is very easy to spot bad repairs. But what most consumers don’t see is what we would like to share. Most bad repairs are easy to spot by anyone looking over the damaged area.

What to look for in bad repairs
High spots in the damaged area that could look like little bumps
Cracked paint in the damaged area
Paint missing where your dent damage once was
Waves in the damaged area
High areas that resemble a blister
Low areas that look like a bad paint job

A professional Dent Tech can in most cases bring your damage back to a factory finish and you will be amazed at the results. Although if you are a recipient of bad repairs chances are there is not much that can be done at this point but replace the panel. So remember the phrase, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional wait until you hire an amateur.” .