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What To Do When You Get A Dent

Apr 7, 2008
Your out shopping, and you return to find that your car has a dent. Awful isn't it? What every car owner dreads is a dent in their vehicle, more so if it's the first dent in their car. Somehow a dent in a vehicle just takes away the fun in the vehicle. No matter what anyone says, people care about how their vehicles look or appear. A dent spoils the show. However, a relatively new technique known as Paintless dent repair, can now take away the dent from your vehicle, without requiring to repaint. As the name suggests, it's a paintless job, which means it's a lot quicker than the traditional method of repairing a dent.

With the traditional method of dent repair, a paint job was necessary, this meant that it would take a longer time to get your vehicle back. What's more the end result was nothing to talk about, not to mention pretty heavy on the pocket. However a paintless dent repair job, promises all the things that a traditional dent repair job did not. You must note here, that it does keep it's promise. Yes, with a paintless dent repair process - you'll have your vehicle back in no time, less cost and without paint.

Still not convinced? Then step into an experienced technician's garage who handless these paintless dent repair jobs on a regular basis. You'll probably get to see proof first hand, while they are doing the job, or they'll show you some before and after pictures of vehicles. The before picture illustrating where the dent was, the extent of the dent etc. The after picture, is a dentless car...all thanks to paintless dent repair.

Since this paintless dent repair process has high success rates, more and more people are getting aware of this. This has lead to an increase in the number of people opting for this procedure. There are many skilled and experienced people who perform these paintless dent repair jobs. Most of them have gone in for specialized training, since the task needs to be done by a skilled person, and not anyone can do it just as per their whim or fancy. Specially fabricated tools are also required to do the job. But don't think that if you can get hold of these tools, you'll be able to do it yourself. Nope, you definitely need a professionally trained person, to make sure that the job is done right.

Local dealers as well as insurance companies are also advocating this process of paintless dent repair.

There are a few exceptions to this paintless dent repair work. So, what can be worked on, you may ask. Here is a brief list.

large to small dents,
paint that has not been cracked or broken,
a panel that has not had any previous repair work done,
a dent that has located near to the edge of the panel,
mostly the newer models of vehicles, pretty much any vehicle manufactured from 1990 onwards

So, it does hold true, that not everything can be taken care of by paintless dent repair procedure, but those dents which can be taken care of, is definitely worth using this process as the results are pretty astounding.
About the Author
Paul Fountain is a certified Paintless Dent Technician and a web advisor for PDQTools.com. To learn more about Paintless Dent Repair please visit http://www.PDQTools.com.
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