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When my car died for the fifth time this year, I knew that I needed to do something to improve things. I decided to start looking around for little upgrades that I could do on my own, and I ended up completely replacing the oil and changing out the air filter. The difference was astounding. My car seemed to have more power, and so I decided to keep going with my little tune-ups. This blog is all about improving your car one thing at a time and knowing what to do if you encounter car problems when you are on the road.


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A Quick Overview Of Paintless Dent Repairs

If the surface of your motor vehicle was recently damaged, you may already be aware of how challenging it can be to accurately restore your vehicle without allowing its value to depreciate. While many people are vaguely familiar with a paintless dent repair, or PDR, it is often surprising to learn when and how it can be used. While paintless dent repair is a popular option if your vehicle has only experienced shallow damage to its paint and surface, you may be disappointed to discover that there are a number of situations that would require a more complicated repair. Therefore, when your vehicle has relatively minor damage to the vehicle and you would like it to be repaired as quickly as possible,  it will be very helpful to be aware of the following information so that your vehicle can be returned to its previously pristine condition. 

Understanding Paintless Dent Repair

A PDR is only a viable choice, as previously mentioned, for light damage that does not extend past the surface. Similarly, you will not be able to benefit from a PDR if the dents are too big, the paint has been damaged or when there are a large number of dents within the same area. 

In addition, it is important to point out that if the vehicle in question previously received any plastic fillers or bonding, the automobile is less likely to be a candidate for PDR. Those fillers may limit the ability of the dent to be reversed, so a PDR may not be recommended. Fortunately, both steel and aluminum components of the vehicle can frequently be shed of their dents through the use of paintless dent repair.  

Reasons For Its Popularity

The good news is that  a PDR can often be completed in just a few minutes. In recent years, it has become common for experts in the field to offer mobile services, so that dents can frequently be removed from your vehicle without needing to leave your work or  home. Paintless dent repairs work by applying pressure to the inner portion of the damaged area in order to essentially pop the dent out. In some cases, it will be necessary to remove a part of the car in order to access the appropriate area, like a fender or a door panel.

In conclusion, there is no reason to drive around with unsightly small dents on your car.  If the exterior of your car has been impacted and the paint is intact, it is a good idea to be aware of the information listed above and arrange for a PDR with professionals, such as those from A.O.K Auto Body & Glass