Dents come in all shapes and sizes and are caused by all sorts of things. Trust us – as Bloomington’s top-notch paintless dent repair professionals, we would know!


However, we also know that protecting your car from absolutely everything that could damage it is nearly impossible. From freak hail storms to a wayward pebble tossed up under your wheel, Minnesota is filled with exterior-busting hazards, ones that need the help of a professional car dent repair specialist to fix. Absolutely preventing dents is simply not feasible, but there are steps you can take to drastically reduce the number of dings that crop up on your vehicle.


Step number one: Know your dent types.


By understanding what might have made a specific blemish, you’ll be able to avoid that same type of damage in the future. Who better to teach you all about dent identification than professional hail damage repair and car dent repair pros at Dent Heads?

Name That Dent!

Of course, it goes without saying that not all dents will fall into a singular neat category. Life is unpredictable, and every paintless dent repair pro has their own way of naming and tackling those detrimental dings. However, having a cursory idea of dent shapes and their causes can, like we said, help you to avoid them after your car leaves our shop.


●        Perfectly round yet irregularly distributed dents are hail dents! Balls of ice falling from the sky can indeed do quite a bit of damage to your vehicle. Consider investing in a sturdier structure like a carport to park your car in, or see if you can make room in your garage for it. Keep an eye on the weather, too, and get your vehicle to safety if you think hail will happen again.


●        Shallow dents on your vehicle’s side are most likely from other uncourteous drivers dinging your door with their own as they park and exit their vehicles. While we have a whole paintless dent repair blog entry on how to avoid these dings, the gist is this: try to park far away from other people.


●        Long dents that look like slash marks with the paint intact are often the result of your car having an unfortunate meeting with something sharp. Sometimes this can come from careless driving, but other times it can come from something as simple as a tool being left out in your garage.

Stop In at Dent Heads Today for Top-Quality Dent Repair

No matter what caused your dent, our paintless dent repair technicians are on the job. Drop in at our Bloomington location or contact us with questions at 612-986-1171.