Will Paintless Dent Removal Work on My Vehicle?

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There’s a lot to appreciate about paintless dent removal. Highly efficient yet affordable, paintless dent removal offers much in terms of repairing your vehicle and getting back behind the wheel in little time. That being said, some may wonder if paintless dent removal is the right option for their vehicle. Here’s how to tell if your vehicle is in the right condition for paintless dent removal. As always, one of our experienced technicians can evaluate the damage and help you determine the best course of action: stop by Dent Dimensions today! 

What to Consider

Paintless dent removal is special because of its technique. We do not remove or replace any of your car parts: instead, we use special tools to bend the metal back into its original form. As such, no paint is involved. This has plenty of advantages for many reasons. However, it also means that PDR will not work for every dent since some dents do require a paint job. 

Type and Number of Dents

Paintless dent removal is an affordable way to remove dents from your vehicle. However, there are certain kinds of dents that are not as adequately fixed with PDR. While our team is skilled at flattening out dents, paintless dent removal isn’t right for significantly damaged vehicles, such as those that were in a major car accident and suffered significant damage. For instance, ragged dents with torn edges will require a bit of extra care. That being said, paintless dent removal is the best option for smaller, less severe dents. 

One of the most common types of dents fixed with PDR is hail damage. Cars left outside during a hailstorm face some pretty decent damage and are typically covered with small, circular dents. Fortunately, hail damage is no challenge for PDR. In fact, we offer deals for cars facing multiple dents, making this an affordable option, too. 


Paintless dent removal can fix dents located almost anywhere on your vehicle, including on doors, behind the hood or on the trunk. Paintless dent removal is best for dents that are located in the center of doors, hoods and any other metal parts of your car. Exceptions include bumpers, which are plastic and cannot be fixed with PDR. 

Great for Antique Cars

If you have an antique car with a small dent that’s driving you nuts, avoid the body shop. It’s unlikely that they’ll have the exact color of paint that’s on a vintage car. Paintless dent removal is a great repair option for this reason: you can restore the original look of the car without having to try and match the paint. Additionally, paintless dent removal is nonintrusive, making it a safer option as well.  

Talk to One of Our Technicians

Your best bet is to have one of our technicians take a look at your vehicle. We know what types of dents we can handle, and which ones would be better suited to other forms of dent repair. We’ve seen plenty of damage over the years and can advise you of your next steps. Visit us today, or give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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