What Makes Paintless Dent Repair Different From Body Shops? | Mitchell PDR

Mitchell’s #1 PDR Company

Our Mitchell PDR team are South Dakota’s leading experts in paintless body repair. We specialize in restoring vehicles with minor body damage, usually so the car can be sold at full value, but also for simple cosmetic restoration. PDR is unique in that it is the only body repair method that won’t show up on service reports or harm the paint job of your car. This is because it relies on non-invasive techniques.

Don’t Go To Body Shops For Minor Damage

Conventional body repair is notoriously frustrating and expensive. The truth is many body shops waste a lot of time and resources trying to cover up the dent instead of removing it. They remove panels, use fillers, and repaint the damage to cover it up, often leaving an unappealing swirly finish. Body shops don’t provide poor service, they simply aren’t as well equipped to handle minor body damage. If you need accident repairs, then a body shop is the way to go.

What Makes PDR Different?

Paintless dent repair, on the other hand, is designed specifically to remove minor body damage as efficiently as possible. Here is quick breakdown of an average dent repair job:

  1. The first step is to calculate the damage and provide a quote. Your quote depends on the size, shape, and location of the dent.
  2. Next, we figure out how we’re going to access the dent. If it’s on a door we may need to reach through the window slat or temporarily remove the door, however this is unlikely.
  3. Preparation is key. If we don’t have the correct lighting setup before we begin we could underestimate the size or shape of the dent.
  4. Lastly, we begin removing the dent. Knockdown tools are our primary method of repair, but glue tabs are also effective at pulling dents out if we can’t get behind them.

Our Mitchell PDR team has put a lot of effort into streamlining the procedure as much as possible. Not only for simplicity’s sake, but to save a lot of the customer’s time and money in the process. Paintless dent repair does not require expensive materials or weeks of labor. Our job is done in less than an hour in some cases and requires nothing more than our professional tools and techniques. Call our Mitchell PDR professionals today at 605-988-7798 for a free damage estimate!