Paintless dent repair is an absolutely wonderful service; it can restore cars to their factory finish in a fraction of the time it takes for a traditional auto body shop to do the same. However, just like with any service in any market, certain candidates will benefit much more from paintless dent repair than others.

Are you one of those candidates? Is paintless dent repair right for you? Dent Heads, a Bloomington paintless dent repair company, discusses this below.

Does Your Car Have a Dent?

Obviously, it does! You wouldn’t be reading this otherwise. Having a dent or a crease makes your motorcycle, car, or fleet vehicle a great candidate for this service; the amount of things paintless dent repair can work with is astounding. Dent Heads can do:

Hail Dent Repair

An unfortunate summer storm can wreak havoc on your car’s exterior. Hail damage repair can quickly and easily be done without touch-up paint, as not much of the car’s interior structure will have been damaged.

Motorcycle Gas Tank Dent Repair

This area is often the most difficult to repair for auto technicians—especially paintless ones. Unfortunately, it’s also an area that is subject to the most collateral damage from stones, hail, and the like. They’re the most likely to need repair. Our technicians are always educating themselves and conquering bigger and tougher dents; motorcycle gas tank dent repair is no problem!

Repair of Fleet Vehicles

Pressed for time? Dent Heads is on the case. If your fleet or semi needs a little exterior work, just let us know. We’ll get you back on the road as quickly as we can!

ADAS Vehicles

ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, is a feature found in many modern-day vehicles. According to Allied Market Research, the global ADAS market “is projected to reach $189,142.9 million by 2026,” so chances are if you own a newer vehicle, it probably has the tech built-in! ADAS is a broad term that encompasses all those little handy driving “extras” that help you on the road, like lane change alerts or automatic parallel parking.

On the outside, ADAS vehicles are frequently not too different from their older counterparts, making them a great candidate for paintless dent repair. That being said, they do pose a unique challenge in some senses, as these technologies can become uncalibrated—”confused”—when the paintless dent repair technician must remove parts of the vehicle’s exterior to access a dent.

This renders the tech nonfunctional at the very best and dangerously misleading at the worst! Luckily, the crew at Dent Heads has done the legwork and knows how to calibrate these systems after repairs are completed. With your car in our hands, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

In short: ADAS vehicles are just as much candidates for paintless dent repair as non-ADAS vehicles can be—provided you take them to a tech who knows what they’re doing.

Door Dings

It’s an all-too-common sight in our shop: a client brings in their car with small, irregular-shaped dents in its doors. So common is this issue that it got itself a catchy name: door dings.

These dents can come from various places; generally speaking, two of the most common culprits are shopping carts and other drivers opening their doors too far while parked next to you. Aside from the steps that we outline in our blog, many drivers find preventing these dents nearly impossible—which is why it’s a good thing that paintless dent repair can rid your car of them in a cinch.

What Can’t Paintless Dent Repair Fix?

As stated above, paintless dent repair can fix almost any dent your car, motorcycle, or semi contracts. However, paintless dent repair cannot refinish your car’s paint job. It can fix the dent that may have caused the scrape, but because of the very nature of the technique (paintless dent repair), it cannot refinish that scrape.

For that, you’d need to opt for paint chip repair instead—and potentially paint protection film afterwards to keep the problem from happening again.

Are You a Candidate for Paintless Dent Repair? Contact Dent Heads Today!

Because paintless dent repair can fix so many things, it always pays to contact an expert before you make the final decision on how you should repair your car. So contact Dent Heads of Bloomington today for a free car dent repair quote! You can reach us here or by calling 612-986-1171.