Frequently Asked Questions
Can Dingz N Thingz help me avoid those costly lease penalty’s?
YES!! We all know that it can be a challenge to maintain your vehicle's appearance during your lease. Lease companies don't expect you to return the vehicle back to them in perfect condition. They will allow for "SOME" wear and tear but they will charge you for what they consider to be "EXCESSIVE" wear and tear. The average vehicle Lessee is charged around $2,500 when returning the leased vehicle. The reason for this is that you are being charged the rates of a dealership's auto body repair center or a major collision center. These facilities will usually just replace damaged parts instead of repairing them. Unfortunately, that COULD end up costing you a lot more money. Dingz N Thingz can repair the dings, dents and creases for you before your lease is up. Helping you to avoid those high lease return charge backs.
Will the dents come back?
Once the dents have been repaired, they will never come back. The metal on your vehicle has a memory of how it was originally molded. After your vehicle has been repaired, it would have to be another impact of sort (i.e. hail storm, shopping cart) to cause new damage.
What do I need to do first if I have dents or hail damage on my car?
First you should call your insurance company and report the damage. The insurance company will setup a claim for you and will have one of their own adjusters inspect your vehicle. At this point you should contact Dingz N Thingz for an appointment to bring your car in along with your insurance papers for a free estimate.
How long will it take for my vehicle to be repaired?
Repair time estimates depend mostly on the dents depth and location. The repair of a single dime-to-quarter-size ding will take under a half hour and multiple dings usually within an hour. Even though larger or complex dents and creases will take additional time, most repairs are completed within two hours.
Will my insurance rates go up for making a claim?
Hail damage is a natural event that you have no control over. For this reason, hail damage is filed under comprehensive and not collision. Your rates should remain the same after a hail claim.
Can you repair a dent if the paint is cracked?
If the paint is broken, it will crack or split even more if we try to repair the dent. For this reason, we will refer you to a collision center for your repairs.
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
PDR is the fine "ART" of removing dents, dings, creases and hail damage from your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle or even your RV bringing it back to its new condition without grinding, painting or putty. Saving your factory finish. It is the fastest, most efficient, cost-effective method of removing door dings and minor dents. It is the auto-body alternative.
How does PDR work? How do you remove the dents?
The PDR process involves using a special board to reflect a light pattern across the damaged area. An experienced technician with acute hand-eye coordination will access the damaged panel from behind, and using uniquely handcrafted tools gently manipulate and massage the panel back to its pre-accident condition, leaving the existing factory finish undisturbed.
Will reconditioned vehicles sell faster?
YES!! When it comes to selling your car the saying "image is everything” is very true. It’s a well known fact people judge a vehicle by it’s appearance. If it looks good they will assume it has been taken care of. Car dealers have known this for many years and that’s why they use PDR services. The little time and money that is spent to recondition a vehicle will help make a higher profit. If your selling a car Dingz N Thingz will help you get more interested buyers and top dollar!
Will the paint get ruined?
No. Paint used on cars since the 1980's is very flexible. Most automobile paints are urethane base. (Similar to plastic)
What size dents can you remove?
Dents as large as basketball or as small as the head of a pin. The location and depth of dent is more important than the diameter of the dent.
What type of vehicles do you repair?
Cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles and even motorhomes.
How much does PDR cost?
It is difficult to price PDR without actually seeing the damage in person. Here are some guidelines to estimate an approximate price range. Many factors will affect the cost of paintless dent removal including location, depth of dent, possible access points, braces and support behind the dent and electronics just to name a few. Many dents appear smaller, keeping mind a dent expands both inward and outward. That is why it is best to have us take a look at your dent and we will give you a free written estimate. Dingz N Thingz will save you money on your next repair.
1" diameter dents cost $85-$100
1-1/2" diameter cost $100-$125
2" diameter cost $125-$150
2-1/2" diameter cost $150-$200
Additional dents on the same panel are 50% of the price of a single dent price. In other words, 3 - $100 dents on the same door will cost $200. The first dent is $100 and the next two are $50 each. All the dents must be on the same panel of the vehicle to receive a discount. If they are on 2 different panels, the single dent price will apply to both. The largest dent is always the first dent priced per panel.
The prices above are estimates for dents of average depth and easy access. Prices do not include charges for removal and replacement of such things as head liners, door panels and other parts that may need to be removed to gain access to the back of the dented area. Every effort is made to minimize these costs.
Do I have to bring my vehicle to you?
No. In most cases, paintless dent removal and door ding repair can be achieved at our your location. Our mobile unit will come to you! Give us a call for details.
Who uses Paintless Dent Repair?
New and Used car dealerships, rental car agencies, fleet services and auto auctions use PDR to remove dents, dings, creases and hail damage to increase the appearance and resale value of their inventory. Insurance companies rely on PDR in cases of hail damage. They have found that our method of repair is very valuable to their clients. Saving time on repairs which equates to overall savings to their clients and to the insurance industry.