Dent Repair Options
There are different types of repairs available in the event of a dent from a collision or from hail damage. Traditionally, a licensed repair shop would sand down the damaged area, repair the dent, and then repaint the area the same color as the rest of the vehicle. However, many dents to your vehicle can now be repaired with new techniques that remove the damage without removing any paint.
Paintless dent removal is a relatively new method of car repair that requires no sanding, repainting, or body filler during the repair process. Using special tools, licensed technicians can remove dents, even those large in size, from almost any panel of the vehicle. However, most people are not even aware that the option of paintless dent repair exists.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair can be a convenient option for drivers because it is a relatively inexpensive and fast process compared to more traditional options. Customers generally wait days rather than weeks to have their vehicles returned, and do not have to worry about mismatched paint colors or other repairs made during more traditional options. It is most effective for dents that:
- Do not crack the paint on the vehicle
- Are not near panel edges
- Are on panels without previous body repair
- Exist on vehicles manufactured in 1990 or later
Paintless dent repair is a good option for many dents, but is not available in all situations. A licensed vehicle repair person can talk to you about your repair options, and your insurance company can advise you about the best and most cost effective steps to take to repair your vehicle.
The amount of money you pay out of pocket for repairs to your vehicle can vary depending on the type of insurance you hold. Contact the Chicago car insurance agents of Insure on the Spot at 773-202-5060 today to get a free, no-obligation car insurance quote.