Paintless Dent Repair

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair, also known as PDR, is the revolutionary process of repairing small dents, door dings, creases, and hail damage on vehicles without the inconvenience and expense of traditional body shop repair methods.

So how do we achieve such incredible results without replacing parts? The repair process consists of gently massaging car dents and hail damage out of a vehicle‘s body from behind the affected panel using a variety of tools and techniques. The result is a pristine, dent-free panel that has been restored back to its factory finish. Without the use of harsh chemicals and fillers, paintless dent removal is kind to the enviornment and your wallet, while maintaining the original value of your vehicle.

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High quality paintless dent repair requires extensive training and experience to ensure the proper techniques are used for dent removal, as each dent is completely unique. The quality of the repair directly corresponds to the experience of the technician, which is why all of our technicians have 5-25 years of experience and recieve one-on-one hands on training from our owner, Dave Welyk. You can be confident that you will be happy with the results as all of our repairs are backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Why choose PDR over a body shop repair?

  • 1 – 2 hours repair time, often while you wait, versus 3 – 4 days at a body shop
  • No insurance claims or deductibles
  • Retains original factory finish
  • Optimizes your vehicle resale value because it still has its original parts
  • Eliminates lease charge-backs if your car is leased
  • Environmentally friendly – No fillers, chemicals, solvents or paint used
  • Gentle on your vehicle – Repairs are all manually done using specialized tools to prevent unnecessary stress and damage to your vehicle
  • Costs a fraction of the cost of body shop repairs, which can run $500 – $800 per panel repair
  • Reputation and experience you can count on – Our highly skilled technicians have been working with Canadian Dent for 18 years, and their attention-to-detail shows in every job
  • 100% Lifetime Guarantee – repaired dents do not reappear

How much does paintless dent repair cost?

So by now, you’re probably wondering “how much does paintless dent repair cost?” As you can imagine, the answer to that is complex and unique to each individual repair. Specific details that factor into the cost of the repair include:

  • shape and size of the dent(s): determines which techniques need to be used
  • location of the dent(s): determines how easy the dents are to access
  • type of vehicle (make, model, year): some cars are more difficult to take apart in order to gain access to the dents
  • if the paint has been compromised/scratched: determines if additional services will be required

On average, the cost to fix a dent using paintless dent repair ranges from $100-$200 at Canadian Dent. In order to get an exact estimate, we will have to see the car in person to evaluate each of the above factors. If you are interested in receiving an approximate quote, you can click here to fill out our online form. Depending on the cause and extent of damage, you may wish to pay privately or claim through insurance for your dent repair. Either option you choose is made easy, as we take care of you and your vehicle from start to finish, guaranteeing satisfaction with every result. 

Wether you have a car dent from minor collision, door dings, extensive hail damage, scuffs or scratches, or plastic bumper damage, paintless dent removal is your fast and affordable repair option. The PDR process can be employed to fix any of the above damages and saves you both time and money. If you would like to learn more about the specific services we offer, visit our services page or contact us with any questitons you have!

Paintless Dent Repair Frequently Asked Questions

The paintless dent repair process consists of gently massaging car dents and hail damage out of a vehicle‘s body from behind the affected panel using a variety of tools and techniques. Two of the most common techniques used are referred to as tooling and knock downs. Tooling involved manipulating a metal rod of various lengths, thicknesses and curvatures to appropriately reach the dent and massage it from behind. Knock downs are used when a dent protrudes towards the outside of the vehicle’s surface or to re-create body lines and involves utilizing a plastic tool and hammer to carefully mold the metal back to it’s original position. The result is a pristine, dent-free panel that has been restored back to its factory finish.

Typically, the type of dents that are most successfully repaired using paintless dent removal techniques are small to medium sized dents that aren’t deeply creased or scratched. If the metal has been too severely twisted or the paint has been too compromised, it is likely that paintless dent repair will not be able to completely restore the surface to it’s pre-damage condition. At Canadian Dent, we are always upfront about what we believe can and cannot be fixed 100%. For those customers who would rather settle for a near perfect repair versus an expensive body shop repair, we still do everything that we can to achieve the very best results to leave our customers more than satisfied. 

The best way for you to know for sure if your vehicle can be fixed with PDR is by bringing it to one of our 6 locations for an in person estimate. If you are looking for an approximate quote or running short on time, you can fill out our online quote form here. Generally, dents smaller than a dinner plate that haven’t been badly creased or scratched can be repaired with paintless dent removal techniques. If any of the above factors have been compromised, it is likely your vehicle will require traditional repairs to achieve 100% perfection. 

Repair times for paintless dent repair are often much shorter than conventional body shop repairs, which means that renting a car is often not necessary. For small or single dents, Canadian Dent can often  complete the repair within a few hours and sometimes, while you wait. For more complex repairs, we may need your car for the entire day, however we do whatever we can to ensure we get you back to your vehicle and back to your life as soon as possible.

The cost of paintless dent repair is largely dependent on the size, nature, number and complexity of the dents. Other aspects of the damage that factor into the price include the location of the dents and the type of vehicle as this will determine how easily access can be gained to the affected areas. On average the cost to fix a dent ranges from $100-$200 at Canadian Dent. If you are interested in an approximate online quote, you can click here to fill out our online form or call us to set up an appointment for an in person quote.

Due to the fact that paintless dent repair involves massaging dents from behind the affected areas, there are instances where we may need to remove some parts such as headlights, taillights, or interior headliner in order to gain proper access for the repair.

Nope! Other than the odd cleaning product, there are no harsh chemicals or body fillers that are applied to your vehicle. PDR is the environmentally friendly repair option that keeps your vehicle’s original paint and parts intact.

There is no reason a repaired dent should return unless something has hit the panel to cause additional damage. We provide a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on all our paintless dent repairs.

Yes. Canadian Dent provides our services both through insurance and through private customer pay situations. Often, PDR repairs are more affordable than paying a deductible +/- increased premiums so many of our customers choose this option. However, if you have significant damage or hail damage, repairing through an insurance claim is easy with Canadian Dent as we have built close relationships with all insurance companies, allowing us to handle each step of the repair process for you. 

Dent Guard

What is Dent Guard?

Dent Guard is a service agreement aimed at protecting your investment from the cost of future body repairs. It is offered through Canadian Dent to save you time and money, and protect your vehicle for up to 48 months. When you purchase a Dent Guard plan, your repairable dents are fully covered for the length of your agreement. 

Dent Guard Offers:

  • 36 and 48 months of unlimited PDR service for all vertical panel dents deemed removable by the PDR system
  • $200 hail coupon in the event your vehicle incurs hail damage
  • 10% discount at participating body shops
  • 10% discount at participating custom detail shops
  • Fully transferable* coverage to second owner or new vehicle during the life of the agreement
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Hail damage is not covered by Dent Guard, but you receive a $200 credit in the event your vehicle receives hail damage to its exterior surfaces during the life of the plan deeply reducing the overall cost of the agreement.

*DENT GUARD coverage is fully transferable to the second owner upon payment of a $50 transfer fee providing the vehicle is sold or traded only to a private party.

we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction

At Canadian Dent, our mission is to “under promise and over deliver”. Very simply put, we guarantee complete satisfaction.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your paintless dent removal needs. If you have any concerns, we will make it right.