Does your vehicle have minor dents and dings? Have you been thinking about repairs, but find cost a deterrent? Fortunately for you, paintless dent repair may be just what you’re looking for. At Minnetonka Collision, we provide PDR services for vehicles that have suffered minor auto body damage. It’s quick, convenient, and can restore your vehicle’s exterior to its former, flawless glory. How do you know if PDR is the right choice for you? We’ve put together a quick guide below.


What Is Paintless Dent Repair? How Does It Work?

Paintless dent repair is a dent removal method used to restore auto paneling after hail damage, dings, scratches, minor creasing, and sometimes, even larger dents. As the name suggests, this repair method does not involve body fillers, sanding, or repainting – we simply coax the dent out of your vehicle’s paneling.


At Minnetonka Collision, our PDR process is simple but requires advanced skill. We use a number of specialized tools positioned behind the dent to gently correct damage from the inside of the affected panel. Specialized PDR lights illuminate your vehicle’s paneling, allowing us to precisely locate the affected area and gradually push each dent out. As the final step in the dent repair process, we’ll gently blend the outside of your vehicle’s paneling and paint until the exterior is entirely smooth. With a thorough buffing, your vehicle’s exterior will appear good as new!


Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair offers pronounced advantages over other, more extensive repair methods. Keep in mind that this repair method does require extensive skill, though. For the best experience, do your research to find an experienced, reputable PDR auto body repair shop. With a knowledgeable and experienced technician, PDR services offer the following benefits:


●        Significant savings. Without sanding, body filler, and repainting, you can save a substantial amount of money on your repair.

●        No inaccurate color-matching. Without the need for paint, you won’t need to worry about errors in color matching.

●        Quick turnaround. If your vehicle has minor damage, PDR can be performed in a matter of hours.

●        Resale value. With your vehicle’s original paint job intact, you can typically command a higher price when you decide to sell it.



What Can Paintless Dent Repair Fix?

Paintless dent repair is ideal for minor auto body damage that doesn’t feature cracked paint or torn metal. Most often, paintless dent removal is used to repair dents from hail damage, door dings, and even large dents – as long as the paint within the dent is still intact. Paintless dent removal may also be an option for prepping damaged paneling for repainting. Since this repair method cuts down on the amount of body filler necessary to repair larger dents, it can offer a longer-lasting repair. PDR will not provide satisfactory results in the following situations:


●        Dents with damaged paint

●        Extensive scratching of metal beneath the paint

●        Dents with sharp edges

●        Dents located on the edge of a body panel

●        Dents situated in areas with previous bodywork


Minnetonka Collision, Your Trusted Auto Repair Shop

At Minnetonka Collision, we provide residents throughout the Twin Cities metro with a variety of auto body repair options. We pride ourselves on our honest, straightforward approach that has garnered the trust of thousands of repeat customers over the last 30+ years. Whether you have hail damage and need a quick repair or your vehicle suffered a more involved collision, we’ll get you back on the road as quickly as possible. To learn more about our auto body repair services or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at 763-230-7805, or feel free to message us on our contact page.