What Is Paintless Dent Repair?

A Better Alternative When Your Paint Is Damaged

You may have heard of Paintless Dent Repair [PDR] in the past, but still have some questions about what it is and how it can benefit your vehicle in the short- and long-term. What is PDR? Is this technique something that you should consider for your vehicle, or is it better to stick with traditional dent repairs? Fortunately, Exclusive Collision in Houston, Texas, is here to help you better understand this environmentally-friendly car repair method.

Definition of Paintless Dent Repair

Also called Paintless Dent Removal, PDR involves restoring the body of a vehicle to the factory-level condition quickly and cost-effectively. Some issues that car owners choose PDR for include:

  • Creases in the automobile’s body
  • Hail damage of all sizes
  • Dings and dents

Depending on the severity of the damage, most PDR jobs can be completed in one day or a few days. PDR is superior to traditional repairs because it addresses the dent or damage in a way that can benefit your vehicle in the long term. At the same time, the conventional method only fills dents with body filler or paint and can lower the car’s resale value – all while costing you more time and money.

Steps in the PDR Process

What measures does an Exclusive Collision team member take to complete the PDR process? Here are the necessary steps that you can expect when you schedule a PDR job with us:

  1. A team member will complete a damage assessment to determine PDR eligibility.
  2. The team member attempts dent entry, which often requires the careful removal of certain parts of the vehicle.
  3. Closer inspection of the dent is completed to determine accurate tool placement.
  4. Removal of damage begins through slow, consistent pressure with specialized tools.

Roughly 80 to 90 percent of dents qualify for our PDR services in Houston, Texas. If your car’s paint is broken or the damage is very severe, we may recommend alternate methods of repair. When you are ready to schedule your PDR visit, give us a call at (281) 438-2288. If you live a hectic life, you will be happy to learn that you can drop off your car after-hours and have it ready for your return!