If you’ve ever discovered a door ding or a dent on your vehicle, you know how upsetting it can be. You’ll want to repair the damage as soon as you can. It’s easy and less expensive than you might imagine. Your car will look better, and it will maintain its resale value if you decide to sell it or trade it in. At the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop, we can use a process known as paintless dent removal (also called paintless dent repair or PDR) to get your car looking like new again. If you live in Spokane Valley, paintless dent removal is close by when you visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop in Post Falls.
How does paintless dent removal work?
PDR can be used to repair many dings and dents. It can even fix body creases and hail damage. When you bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for Spokane Valley PDR, we’ll examine it to assess the damage, determine how to get to the dent, and apply light pressure to repair the damage. These steps will repair the damage and restore your car’s body to its factory condition.
Here’s an explanation of the steps:
We’ll examine the vehicle to locate the dent. Then we’ll figure out the best way to get to it. Once we’ve established that the dent can be removed using PDR, we prepare the area.
In most cases, we’ll need to get to the back side of the dent. We’ll remove the body panels and tail lights as necessary. We may also need to remove interior panels.
Next, we’ll determine where to place our tools to get the best result.
Finally, we’ll apply light pressure to the dent, using our specialized tools to gently move the dented body part back into place.
How long does paintless dent removal take?
Paintless dent removal is fast. It can usually be done on the same day. The speed of the process depends on a few factors, including the location of the dent, its size, and the severity of the damage. A vehicle with multiple dents, dings or creases may take longer than a day to repair. Repairing hail damage is also a lengthier process.
What’s the difference between paintless dent removal and traditional dent repair?
When repair technicians use traditional dent repair to remove damage, they fill in the dent with body filler. Then they sand the filler and paint it to match the car’s paint job. Traditional dent repair yields good results, but it’s more expensive and slower than paintless dent removal. In addition, traditional dent repair can lower the vehicle’s resale value. PDR doesn’t use filler, and it doesn’t need to be painted or sanded. It saves owners money and produces excellent results.
The Knudtsen Abra Body Shop team has the knowledge and experience to deliver the best paintless dent removal in the Spokane Valley area. We’re located at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. Call us at 877-310-0364 to schedule an appointment or book your visit on our website. Contact us with any questions about our paintless dent repair service.