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Pick The Right Shop To Repair Your Hail Damage

Did you know that hail damage restoration is more of an art than conventional auto body?  Just like artists quality of the hail repair will vary vastly from shop to shop.

Most shops do not fix hail damage in house because it's such a specialized repair that no regular body shop has hail specialists on payroll so they sublet companies or individual like us to take care of the hail for them.

When choosing the right shop here are some things to consider and ask about:

  • Experience and Qualifications: Ask about the experience and qualifications of the PDR technicians who will be working on your vehicle. Look for certifications such as PDR Nation or National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), which indicate that the technicians have received proper training and are knowledgeable about the latest PDR techniques.
  • Quality of Work: Ask the body shop about their experience working with the sublet PDR shop and their opinion of the quality of work they provide. If possible, ask to see examples of their work and read reviews from other customers.
  • Warranty: Ask about the warranty offered by the sublet shop for their PDR work. A reputable shop should offer a warranty on their workmanship and the parts used in the repair.
  • Communication: Ask the body shop about their communication process with the sublet shop. Make sure that they will be in regular contact to provide updates on the progress of the repair and to address any concerns that may arise.
  • Insurance: If you are filing an insurance claim for the repair, ask if the sublet shop is approved by your insurance company and if they can assist with the claims process.

By asking these questions, you can ensure that the sublet shop is reputable and qualified to perform the PDR work on your vehicle, and that the body shop is closely involved in the repair process to ensure that the work is done to a high standard.

Why is PDR the better option for auto hail repair?

PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) is a method of repairing dents in a vehicle's body without the need for paint or fillers. Instead, the technician uses specialized tools to gently massage the dented area back into its original shape. Here are some reasons why PDR can be better than conventional auto body methods for repairing a vehicle:

  1. Time and Cost-Efficient: PDR is often faster and less expensive than conventional auto body repair methods. Since it doesn't require sanding, painting, or filling, the repair process can be completed in a shorter amount of time, which can save both the customer and the repair shop money.
  2. No Painting Required: With PDR, there is no need to repaint the repaired area, which can save the vehicle owner money, and also help to preserve the original paint job. This is particularly important for owners of newer vehicles, who may want to maintain the original factory finish.
  3. Retains Original Parts: PDR does not require the replacement of damaged parts. Instead, the technician works with the existing body panels, which can help to preserve the original look and feel of the vehicle.
  4. Environmentally-Friendly: PDR is a more environmentally-friendly method of repairing dents, as it does not require the use of paints or solvents, which can be harmful to the environment.
  5. Maintains Resale Value: Since PDR preserves the original appearance of the vehicle, it can help to maintain the resale value of the vehicle, which is important for owners who plan to sell or trade in their vehicles in the future.

Overall, PDR can be a better option for repairing minor dents and dings in a vehicle's body. However, it may not be suitable for all types of damage, and in some cases, conventional auto body methods may be necessary.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right body shop for your vehicle but a good way to mitigate the risk completely is to go directly to a shop that specializes in hail that also is a full service body shop like Eco Auto Body.

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