Hail damage can be brutal to a car. Sometimes, you get caught out on the road when hail starts falling, and if you can’t find shelter quick, there’s nothing you can do but watch as it gets pelted with hail. That’s a horrible feeling, but if you go through this, just be glad for your safety and look into repair options as soon as possible.
One of the best options out there is known as Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). With this technique, small dents can be removed via special hand tools. Since the tools, quite literally, pop the dents out from underneath, the process can be a little time-consuming. However, the wait time is well worth it for the money you’ll save on avoiding a new paint job or more invasive forms of hail damage repair.
While only a qualified PDR technician can determine whether or not your vehicle is a good choice for PDR, most cars/situations are eligible if the following conditions are met:
l Vehicle was made in 1990 or later
l No previous panel body repair has been done
l The paint is not broken or cracked
l Dents are not at the panel edge
If PDR works out in your case, you’ll save a lot of money and be back to driving your car before you know it, so it’s definitely worth a try any time that hail damage has occurred.