The United Hails Pros Are Here to Answer All Your Questions The United Hails Pros Are Here to Answer All Your Questions

The United Hails Pros Are Here to Answer All Your Questions

Colorado weather makes a lot of people wonder what to do if their car is damaged by hail. Here are our answers! Please don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information.

Does Paintless Dent Repair Damage the Paint

No, car PDR will not damage the paint on your car if it is done right by a qualified PDR mechanic. Paintless dent repair is a convenient technique that does not require your car to undergo extensive repainting work.

Paintless dent repair for hail damage is more straightforward because hail damage rarely affects the paint. A PDR expert will use professional paintless dent repair tools designed to get under the car’s cover and push back the dent. 

How Does the Hail Damage Repair Process Work?

Hail dent repair entails using PDR and other non-intrusive methods to fix hail damage on cars. Hail damage auto repair shops first assess the dent severity and location on a vehicle to determine the most appropriate method.

Auto shops may use state-of-the-art technologies like glue pulling technology which removes the dent from the outside without damaging the paint. Service centers can also employ simple techniques for removing hail dents, such as gently massaging the dents away with tiny hammers.

How Much Does PDR Cost?

PDR repair cost range from $75 to $125 for minor dents, while deep dents repair generally cost more, $150 to $450. The cost of PDR usually depends on the location of the dent, the size of the dent, and the hood material.  

Some auto shops charge a PDR cost per dent. The cost and labor rate will vary from one auto repair shop to another. Some start their dent repair cost at $75, while others charge per dent inch. For example, you might be charged $125 for the first inch and $50 for dents less than an inch. 

Can I Fix My Dent with Dry Ice?

Yes, you may be able to fix a dent with dry ice. However, the dent removal dry ice method only works for minor dents that haven't formed a crease. If the dent is large or forms a crease, the dry ice hail damage repair method may not work. 

Start by packing your car under direct sunlight to allow the metal to expand and warm up the dent. Next, place a few blocks of dry ice on the dent. Remember to wear protective gloves when trying out the paintless dent repair dry ice method.

Will Hail Damage Show Up on Carfax?

Hail damage usually does not appear on Carfax. Many drivers pose this question to their auto shops: does hail damage show up on Carfax? However, this question will largely depend on your car’s insurance provider. 

Usually, the Carfax damage reported to the system is structural in nature. If you want to keep your hail damage off Carfax minor damage report, use cash to pay for hail damage repair service.

How Does Paintless Dent Repair Differ from Traditional Dent Repair Methods?

The most significant difference between paintless dent repair vs. traditional dent repair is that PDR doesn’t use auto paint in the repair process. Paintless dent repair is a non-intrusive method that restores the metal to its original shape without repainting, bonding, or sanding. 

When it comes to paintless dent repair vs. traditional cost, the pricing will depend on the auto shop and the dent's severity. On average, PDR costs a little less than traditional dent repair. PDR dent costs range from $150 to $250, while traditional repair costs range from $125 - $500.

What Size Hail Will Damage a Car?

Many people ask, can penny-size hail damage a car? Generally, it all depends on the hail size. For example, a penny-sized hail can cause a small-sized dent in your car, but in most cases, it only causes a light dent. 

Most times, hailstorms do not carry a big enough hail size to damage a car. Also, ¼-inch hails (pea-size hail) damage car with barely visible light dents. However, hail larger than an inch can absolutely damage your car.

How does Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Fix Hail Damage?

Paintless dent repair uses a dent pulling kit to repair dents on cars and other vehicles. Auto shop mechanics use a hail dent puller to slowly bend and reshape the dented part. The result is a fixed dent that does not require fillers or repaint work.

However, dent pulling only works on small and medium-sized dents. A deep dent from a collision usually requires traditional dent repair, especially if there's a cut on the dented part.

I Have a Scratch in My Dent. Is It Still Worth Fixing With PDR?

Paintless dent repair is excellent for car scratch and dent repair. In most cases, PDR can fix scratches on cars, SUVs, or minivans.

PDR is a great way to maintain your car's value, as even a tiny scratch can devalue your car by 10 – 15%. A paintless scratch repair service is also excellent at protecting your car from rain, small hail and other weather conditions that can damage your car. While even a small scratch could expose the material beneath the paint to the weather conditions that can lead to big problems.

How Long Does Dent Repair Take?

A paintless scratch repair service doesn’t take much time to fix dent in car. If you have a light dent, you can be sure to have the scratch or dent fixed within a day. Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can quickly restore minor dents and scratches.

However, if your car has sustained a large dent with deep cuts, the PDR auto repair can take more than a day or two. If this is the case, auto shop mechanics will employ various techniques to repair dent in the car. 

What Quality to Expect from Paintless Dent Repair

When you ask for a PDR service you expect only a high-quality dent repair by experienced auto mechanics. While the process may seem simple, sometimes DIY-simple even, a small mistake could have a terrible effect. Professional dent removal entails slow and subtle dent pulling techniques.

Our mechanics are highly trained on PDR, so you can be sure to get high quality dent repair solutions.

Can I Repair Auto Hail Damage Myself?

Yes, but also no. Whether you can or can’t perform dent removal DIY will depend on the extent of the dent. A light dent can be easily fixed with a DIY dent removal kit or by the dry ice method. But as any repair done without a qualified help, nobody will give you a guarantee of repair quality and result. So, it is better to turn to experienced professionals who know how to fix all the damages on your car.

Quality of paintless dent repair DIY will also depend on your experience and the tools available. Don't take any chances, trust your car to professional mechanics.

What is a Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair, PDR, also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is a revolutionary method of removing dents from the metal exterior of a motor vehicle. As long as your paint is still intact, PDR is applicable. This methodology can be executed on both aluminum and steel panels. PDR is the least intrusive repair procedure for repairing hail damage.

Can Hail Damage affect my car insurance premium?

This is a common concern among our customers– hail damage cannot affect your car insurance premium. Your comprehensive policy covers damage incurred by natural disasters including hail, tornados, high-speed winds, and other severe weather conditions. PDR through United Hail Pros is covered by your insurance throughout the state of Colorado.

Why is UNITED HAIL PROS the industry leader in PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR?

United Hail Pros has been utilizing and perfecting the technique of Paintless Dent Repair, PDR, for two decades. We’re passionate about auto hail damage repair, fueling our ever-growing education, technical advancement, and commitment to always improving our proprietary process. Our acclaimed PDR process promotes maintained vehicle value alongside a quick turnaround so no client is inconvenienced for long. Our lifetime warranty guarantees all of our projects.

How long has Paintless Dent Repair been around?

Paintless Dent Repair, PDR, was invented by Oskar Flaig in February of 1960 in New York City during the “International Motor Sports Show”. It gained popularity throughout the United States in the 1980s offering a cost-effective solution for auto hail and dent repair.

Is Paintless Dent Repair a permanent solution for Auto Hail Damage?

Yes, Paintless Dent Repair, PDR, provides a permanent solution for hail damage. Once your vehicle is repaired to its original state, the dents will not return. United Hail Pros backs all of our work with a lifetime warranty to ensure our clients have peace-of-mind.

What If United Hail Pros' auto hail repair evaluation is higher than my insurance company's evaluation?

One of the major all-inclusive services we provide is negotiating and working as your advocate when talking to your insurance company. We guarantee no out-of-pocket expenses are incurred. This is a common situation that arises, but not to worry– United Hail Pros will resolve all these discrepancies.

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those who trusted us their cars say...

First time ever having to use my insurance for hail damage, Jason and Roth surprised me with how professional a company can be! Roth went above and beyond for…
Chris I.
I highly recommend United Hail Pros for anyone’s hail repair needs. Their staff is friendly, their work is not only professional but also fairly priced.
John Myers
This company is so hands-on, at first, it made me a little nervous like their process was just too good to be true.
Korrin Shafer
United saved me and my wife quite a bit of time by working with our insurance company to make sure that all aspects of our repair were covered by our policy.
Mike Kinsey
United hail pros, is amazing, professional, outstanding customer service they go past the call of duty. Best company ever. I highly recommend.
Natalie Lopez
It was a fast, easy experience that allowed me to get my car back quickly, and with almost no cost.
Nicole Faith
I appreciated the help in getting my car repaired.
Ryan Bricker
They did an amazing job with our hail damaged vehicle. They came to us to evaluate the vehicle.
Sarah Jones
They did an awesome job on my car. The service was outstanding.
Sharon Allred
Fantastic service. The owner of the company came to my house for the estimate the same day I talked to a sales rep.
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