The shopping mall spot looks a bit tight but you’ve been driving around for too long already looking for a spot. You slowly pull in, carefully open your door just enough to squeeze out, and go inside. You return to your car later to find an annoying small dent on your door—the car in the spot next to you left its mark.
Unfortunately, dents and dings on car bodywork panels are common. They are primarily found on car doors, corners, and front and rear panels, but can happen anywhere. As common as dents and dings are, they are even more unsightly. A car with exterior blemishes has a reduced resale value as dents degrade the overall appearance and appeal of your vehicle.
What if the dent is a small one that is hardly noticeable? It won’t stay that way for long. Dents can spread through rust and corrosion, turning that small dent into a large problem. Your best bet is to address your new dent immediately, before it gets any worse.
Because dents and dings can vary in size and shape, they require a professional to determine the amount of damage and what it will take to repair. Traditional bodyshops can charge upwards of 1,500AED for a dent no bigger than 2cm wide. This is because bodyshops repair the dents by filling, blending and repainting the entire door panel. A little dent can mean a lot of work, a lot of time and a lot of money!
Lucky for you, there is an alternative, high quality, fast and affordable option for fixing your dent.
PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL (PDR)—THE SMART AND EFFICIENT CHOICE
Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a form of metal re-shaping and massaging that uses the technology of specialist precision tools to remove dents and dings from your car. PDR targets small areas of damage, allowing your car to return to its original dent-free self without the need for major repairs or part replacements.
Because of the special tools involved in PDR and the complex processes, Automotive Repair Systems (ARS) requires our technicians to go through months if not years of training. We provide technicians with additional training courses and experience in the field alongside experienced PDR technicians.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Commonly used Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) techniques include those that push dents out from the underside of the body panel as well as techniques that pull dents out from the outside of the panel. Using metal rods, body picks, glue and specially designed tabs, our technicians can massage an unsightly dent into a smooth surface in minutes. If the dent requires a bit more precision, our technician may have to tap down the repair site to remove small high spots. Our quality trained technicians can even blend high spots to match the exact texture of the paint on your vehicle.
Experienced technicians can also avoid any further damage to your vehicle during the repair process. Cracking or chipping sometimes occurs when using heat. When the damage is substantial, a PDR technician can resolve most of the minor damage before filling, sanding and painting. This will save significant time and reduce the cost of your repair!
Not only does a PDR technician need to be highly trained, they also require the most state-of-the-art tools for their craft. The PDR process requires a technician to have the skill to manipulate precise locations of metal to the correct height. This requires the use of a PDR reading light, fluorescent or LED lighting or a reflection board.
The PDR process saves time (a PDR repair can take as little as 10 minutes) and money (a dent repair can cost as little as £50)! The PDR team at Automotive Repair Systems is trained using state-of-the-art technology and our technicians offer repairs that are the most cost-efficient to our customers. PDR technology is one of the best returns on investment that you can put into your automobile.
At Automotive Repair Systems, we pride ourselves on having the finest craftsmen in the technique of dent restoration. Using PDR, our technicians can remove a variety of minor dent damage including hail or door dings. Because PDR does not use traditional auto body methods such as sanding, body fillers, or painting, Automotive Repair Systems is able to repair your door dent or ding more quickly and cheaply than body shops.