Hail Damage Repair or door ding repair, what will pdr cost?
That is a difficult question to answer, without seeing the damage and give an accurate estimate to the age-old question. “How much is this going to cost me?” This is the first question as a consumer, what will it cost and how long will it take to repair and it’s understandable. Cars are expensive and we want our pride and joy to look like our pride and joy! The good thing is, if you get hit by a hailstorm, insurance covers the loss with only a comprehensive deductible. This type of damage does not normally go against your auto policy like a collision does.
Hail Damage, insurance, and estimated cost
If you are still making payments on your car or truck, most of the time you have full coverage auto insurance in place. Hopefully, that includes comprehensive insurance to help with the PDR or paintless dent repair cost. Heritage can write the estimate at the shop using our software and submit it to many insurance companies for approval or submit the estimate using what are called “open shop assignments”.
Hail Damage Repair Cost details
Hail Damage cost estimating
- Hail damage repair with Paintless Dent Repair can vary so much due to the following factors, the variables being: Dent size, depth, and location. Also, if it can be done with PDR at all! We have many vehicles we repair halfway using PDR and conventional body shop repair on the other panels. This is a common practice, the goal is to always repair the vehicle using the method at the proper time.
- Smaller dents located in easily accessible areas, such as the hood, trunk, left or right fender, left or right front door, left or right quarter panels are the easiest to repair and the least costly. The are dents that are typically the size or dimes and quarters. These dents are also the easiest to access with PDR tools, so they take less time and effort to repair.
- For medium-sized dents or hard to access areas, the cost goes up slightly to the size and will vary due to access to the backside and the difficulty. These are dents that are a quarter and larger and do not have access with traditional dent removal tools.
What happens is a few panels cannot be repaired using PDR?
This happens all the time in Austin Texas. We have severe storms and many upper surface panels are damaged too bad and need to be replaced. We use PDR where it can be and proceed to conventional body shop repairs on the other surfaces. For example, we might replace the hood and PDR (paintless dent repair) the fenders. This would keep us only blending the paint on the fenders for the proper color match and overall reduce the cost and improves the overall quality.