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Types of Car Dents Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) Can Fix

Types of Car Dents Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) Can Fix

Throughout the years you’ve owned the vehicle, you’ve taken great pride in caring for it. Unfortunately, not everyone around you takes such great care of their vehicles. Many don’t bother to look out for other people’s vehicles either.

Having your car damaged is upsetting, and it’s essential to take some steps to get it fixed as soon as possible. Sure, it’ll take some time to have the work done so that your vehicle looks nice again. Doing so will require some time and effort on your behalf, though.

You may have heard great things about Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). Now that your vehicle has some dents, you may wonder if it’d work for you. Let’s take a look.

Types of Car Dents PDR can Fix

There are many reasons that your car may have suffered from a dent. Regardless of the reason, you’ll want to know whether you can have Paintless Dent Repair fix it. Here are some of the many different types of dents that these technicians fix.

Type #1. Sharp Dents

The most common type of dent to occur on your vehicle’s body line is a sharp, pointy dent that protrudes from your vehicle. These can be caused by a minor accident or a shopping cart.  When this minor incident hasn’t affected your vehicle’s paint, technicians can fix it with PDR. However, it may take an entire day to do so.

Type #2. Round Dents

A round dent looks like a funnel since it’s typically caused by hailstones or another type of round object (e.g., footballs, basketballs, baseballs). It may also be caused by your vehicle rubbing against something like a light post. Regardless of its cause, these dents usually occur on your vehicles’ door, bumper, roof, or hood. Since these dents are usually relatively minor, technicians can fix them with PDR. This process isn’t very labor-intensive, so that technicians can do it relatively quickly.

Type #3. Wrinkled Dents

Unfortunately, these wrinkles are the dents that are the most annoying. They’re caused by something scraping across your vehicle (e.g., a tree branch) and are challenging to fix. The reason for this is that they’ll typically scrape off some paint, making it difficult to restore the vehicle to its original condition. However, a skilled Paintless Dent Repair technician will assess the dent and let you know if they can help you. This determination will depend on the size of the dent that’s occurred.

Type #4. Extreme Dents

When you’re in an accident, such as a collision with another vehicle or animal, you’ll usually have some extreme dents in your vehicle. The good news is that if the paint hasn’t been ruptured, PDR can be used to fix your vehicle. However, you’ll want to ensure that you choose a highly skilled technician to do this work. Even so, it will take a while for the work to be completed. The good news is that by having this done, your vehicle will still look great, and it won’t decline in market value., 

Type #5. Car Dings 

When your vehicle gets hit by a small object in a parking lot, it’ll typically have a small ding in it. This ding can occur either due to human negligence or Mother Nature creating a windy day outside. Regardless of the cause, you’ll want to have it fixed.

Fortunately, car dings are relatively easy and affordable to fix. This ease is because there’s usually only a tiny scratch, chip, or crack in the paint. Having these fixed with PDR is beneficial for your car’s resale value. Of course, people do expect to see some minor imperfections when buying a used vehicle. Though until you decide to sell it, you deserve to have a clean vehicle.

Type #6. Crease Dents

Unfortunately, these crease dents are usually more complex, so they’ll typically require more time to fix them. The main reason for this is that they’re more likely to stretch your vehicle’s metal. 

In the past, Paintless Dent Repair wasn’t always able to fix these creases. However, things have changed, and technicians can fix these creases with PDR today. It’s relatively easy to do this because technicians have more advanced tools and technology at their disposal.

Safeguard Your Investment

Despite all your efforts to protect your investment, dents are sometimes simply out of your control. Don’t worry — at JM Dent Repair, we know how much it means to you to get your car looking new again, and that’s why we’re trusted in the Lafayette area for affordable paintless dent repair.

Paintless dent repair eliminates the worry of a color mismatch or uneven fading, and preserves your vehicle’s appearance and resale value. If you’re driving a leased vehicle, it also helps you avoid expensive “wear and tear charges” on your lease return. Contact us for a quote and see why we’re the best around.

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