DIY car dent repair videos: the internet is filled with them. In them, a person who appears to know what they are talking about walks you through, step-by-step, how to get a ding out of your car. If that’s all you know about paintless dent repair, you might be tempted to think it’s pretty simple and that hail dent repair businesses, like us, who use the technique are only capitalizing on something that you can do right in your own driveway.
Hear us out for a moment: that can’t be further from the truth. To become a skilled paintless dent repair technician takes a lot more than owning a toolset: time, energy, passion, and a service-minded way of working all contribute to a paintless dent repair technician’s ability to do what they do.
Learn Why, Really, Not Just Anyone can Use Paintless Dent Repair Tools
Yes, anyone can hop online, watch a video, buy a set of hail dent repair tools, and use them on their own car. But that doesn’t mean those tools will work for that person! Though DIY paintless dent repair kits are everywhere, nothing beats the skill set of a professional. Anyone can use paintless dent repair tools, sure, but not just anyone can use them well. And you’re far better off getting the help of someone who can, as a faulty DIY paintless dent repair job can led to the following
You Might Pull the Paint off the Dent
Paintless dent repair tools might look unassuming, but they are powerful. Used incorrectly, they can compromise your car’s finish, yanking paint off when they were only supposed to touch the dent. You then must resort to more expensive forms of hail dent repair, as paintless dent repair, as its name somewhat implies, does not involve new paint.
You Might Waste Precious Time
If you’ve ever watched a paintless dent repair technician work, you know that what they do requires a lot of finesse. To get a dent to fully vanish, it must be popped out with a specific type and amount of pressure. If this is not accomplished, often, the dent must be tapped back down and the process repeated. Don’t get stuck in this endless loop; get it done right the first time with the help of a hail damage repair specialist.
When you Do Get Help, the Damage Might Have Worsened
Though there’s nothing we can’t handle at Dent Heads, any paintless dent repair technician will appreciate a straightforward dent that hasn’t been previously messed with by inexperienced hands.
You May End Up Spending More Money
Straightforward dents are simple to fix for the seasoned paintless dent repair technician; you therefore probably won’t be charged a ton if you bring your vehicle in right after you notice the dent. This method of car dent repair is incredibly affordable anyway, as we cover in our car dent repair blog.
If, on the other hand, you’ve messed with the dent, that can bump up its complexity, as we touched on above. Take hail damage, for instance. This sort of dent is generally pretty regular in shape and is a cinch for any professional paintless dent repair technician to fix. If someone inexperienced has gotten their hands on the dents, however, their “handwork” may leave them irregularly shaped and more difficult to fix, which could result in higher fees.
As we always say: for simple dents use common sense. Don’t mess around, just call a pro!
Your ADAS Vehicle May Become Unsafe to Drive
PDR is about more than popping dents back into place; it’s about constantly staying ahead of the curb so as to best be able to deliver that service to customers. ADAS vehicles are a case in which if you don’t know what you’re doing, not only will the results be lackluster at best—they might even compromise your vehicle’s drivability!
ADAS is an acronym that stands for “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,” which is a fancy way of phrasing “tech that helps you drive.” Beyond turn signals and steering wheels that make driving possible in the first place, these systems are designed to make it easier—think lane-change warnings, backup cameras, or automatic emergency brakes. According to In Compliance Mag, “ADAS is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the automotive industry,” so chances are we’re going to be seeing more of these cars on the road—and that you may already be in possession of one of them.
As great as ADAS is, these technologies are made to work with the given vehicle in its standard form. Parts of its exterior are removed during the paintless dent repair process, so your ADAS system will need to be recalibrated when the process is finished. This isn’t something a DIYer is likely to know how to do—but the pros at Dent Heads are more than familiar with ADAS recalibration and would be happy to save you the trouble.
Contact Dent Heads Now for Top-Notch Paintless Dent Repair
Have you recently had a DIY disaster? No worries; we’ve got you covered. Give our Bloomington location a call now at 612-986-1171.