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by admin, January 26, 2022, Services

How does PDR Paintless Dent Repair Work and is it a Better Option?

We all want to save on auto body collision services and most of us are unaware of what any of it means. We take the word of our local body shops and hope that we are going to come out of it with some money left in our pockets and we can trust their word. Here is a cost-effective way to get dents out of your cars body and save…in case you were wondering what PDR services meant, here is a simple explanation.


What is PDRPaintless Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair is a process of repairing vehicles where one uses techniques to repair dent without disturbing the finish. In the past, dents in a car were fixed in a very intrusive way that left the car paint damaged in which case the car had to be re-painted. This would cause the cost of even minor repair to go up quite a bit because of all the work involved. This led to the development of this new technology that preserves the car’s paint finish as the dents are removed. This process saves car owners and insurance companies millions of dollars.


Here is how Paintless Dent Repair Works

A few techniques used, depending on the type and location of the damage. One technique involved is the use of specialized auto body tools positioned on the backside or underside of a dented area and applying pressure to ‘pop’ out the dent. The other technique used involves bonding a special device to the exterior part of the car at the location of the dent and pull the dent from the outer side. In these cases, the paint of the car is protected and no refinishing is required. These are continuously advancing to save headaches, money, and even more time with PDR – Paintless Dent Repair.


PDR benefits include:

  • Cost effective compared to other dent repairs, you’ll save money
  • A quicker process without a long auto collision painting process
  • Preferred by insurance companies so you’ll get faster response on claims processing because insurance companies understand the technology,
  • Better resale value because dents in a car erode the resale value quickly. Keeping your car dent free means more money in your pocket if you sell it.


Be aware of PDR Traveling Services

There are “traveling” PDR companies that follow storm locations that are here today, gone tomorrow. These types of companies and their auto services they offer will most likely drill holes in your vehicle for easier access. If the manufacturer wanted holes they would have put them there in the first place. Those holes that may get drilled weakens the structure of your vehicle which does not return it to original manufacturer standards. Please be aware of these services and ask questions before, during and after the process. There is a lot to be said about choosing a certified collision auto body shop.


If you are looking for a PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) reputable auto body shop in Southampton, PA, Tri-County Collision Center offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty & complete customer satisfaction with our repairs. You should always get repairs done from a reputable auto body shop that you trust and can count on to do the right thing.


Tri County Collision Center is an ASE / I-CAR® GOLD certified auto body shop located in Southampton, PA. Call one of our technicians today to learn more about our collision repair and auto painting services. We are OEM certified collision repair facility for INFINITI, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Acura, Honda, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Dodge and Jeep.

Tri-County Collision Center is conveniently located near the PA turnpike, Route 95 and Street Road, County Line Road and Second Street Pike at 995 Jaymor Road, Southampton, PA  18966. Give us a call at 215.322.5350 or just stop in if you’re in need of auto collision services.

Tri County Collision Center’s shop hours are Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday by appointment. We would be happy to supply you with an auto repair quote online or over the phone and we always welcome comments and suggestions.

Need a tow or a rental car due an auto collision accident? No worries, Tri County Collision Center also provides services for tow, rental car, and insurance claims assistance. You are in good hands with a trusted collision shop in Southampton, PA.