Auto Hail Zone​, Automotive Paintless Dent Repair Answers Your Questions about PDR

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Q. What is PDR?
A. Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a technique believed to have first been used in the 1940's in German automobile manufacturing plants to repair dents that occurred while cars were still on the assembly line. It has come a long way since then, but it remains the best way to remove minor dents without the cost of repainting and the difficulty of matching sometimes faded colors. Dents are removed without disturbing the vehicles original finish.


Q. How is paintless dent repair accomplished?
A. Paintless dent repair uses special tools that allow the trained technician to work on the underside of the metal and gently massage it back to its original shape. The bodies of today’s cars are formed under intense pressure, giving the metal "memory" regarding the car’s original shape. An auto repaired using paintless dent repair techniques can be returned to its original shape without using paint or fillers, and the repair can be done more quickly and less expensively than with body shop techniques. Typically, Auto Hail Zone will complete your repairs within 3 to 7 days.

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Q. I was told by the Insurance Adjuster that my roof and hood on my vehicle would need to be replaced, should I get a second opinion?

A. ABSOLUTELY! Before altering your vehicle, especially welding your frame off and reinstalling a new roof, it is always best to get a second opinion. The same goes for the hood of your vehicle because in most cases they can both be repaired with Paintless Dent Repair and will save the structure and safety of your vehicle, not to mention it will keep your original manufactured warranty on your paint.


Q. What are the benefits of paintless dent repair?

A. Paintless dent repair is less expensive and faster than body shop repairs. And, it is the best way to maintain maximum resale value of your vehicle.

Here's why:
You keep your car’s original finish.
You keep your vehicle’s Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) parts in place, including seals, panels, etc.
Paintless dent repair is a "green" process that does not use harsh chemicals.


Q. Can you repair all dents using PDR techniques?
A. With recent improvements in paintless dent repair tools and techniques, it is now often possible to remove dents up to the size of a football.

But, PDR is most effective in the following situations:
2007 model year and newer vehicles.
The paint has not been broken or cracked.
The dent is not near the edge of a panel.
The panel has not had previous body repair.
PDR is especially effective for hail damage, because with hail damage the vehicle’s finish is usually not damaged, and PDR can maintain the original paint finish of the vehicle.


Q. Do I have to repair my vehicle at the DIRECT REPAIR FACILITY where my insurance company told me to go?

A. No. By law, you, as the insured and individual that pays for your monthly auto insurance premium, have the right to choose where you want to take and have your vehicle repaired. No insurance company can legally steer or make you take your vehicle to one of their body shops for repairs. If you go to the shop recommended by your insurance company, the body shop repair facility is under contract with your insurance company and is required to collect 100% of your deductible. Auto Hail Zone can save you on your deductible with our deductible savings program, ask us how today.


Q. Will a hail damage claim make my insurance rates increase?

A. No. Auto policy claims have two categories: 1) Collision, and 2) Comprehensive. Hail damage is a comprehensive claim and is considered an Act of God; comprehensive claims do not increase your insurance rates for auto hail damage repair.


Q. Will you work with my insurance company on my auto damage hail claim?

A. Yes! Auto Hail Zone will handle the entire claims process and work with your auto insurance adjuster for you, keeping you updated at all times to make it entirely stress free.


Q. What if I don't get my hail damaged vehicle repaired?

A. If you decide NOT to get your vehicle repaired, a restriction for "non-repaired damage" will go into effect on your insurance policy. Any future claims will be denied until your hail damage is repaired.


​Q. How long will it take to fix my vehicle and do you offer a guarantee or warranty on repairsA. Auto Hail Zone, Paintless Dent Repair in Colorado Springs will complete your hail damage repairs within 3 to 7 days and not only provides you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but also a Lifetime Limited Warranty.


Q. I have seen auto hail repair products you can purchase online, use dry ice and also hair dryers. Do these gadgets work?
A. No. And, they are likely to cause additional damage to your vehicle's finish and let you waste money on products that don't work, just adding to the pile of your late night/early morning infomercial purchases.

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