San Antonio — Do you have a dent or dings in your car’s doors or fenders? Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the closest thing to it never happening. This process is done with special tools and training. The PDR techs at Concours Auto Salon San Antonio get tools behind the damaged panels and slowly massage the metal back to its original shape, leaving your factory finish intact. In most cases you will not be able to tell where the dent was.
Concours Auto Salon’s lead PDR technician has 14 years experience repairing dings, dents, creases and hail damage on a daily basis. Just like the ones you may have in your vehicle. We are active members of the NAPDRT and follow their code of ethics. We are also Vale National Certified Master Craftsman in the art of paintless dent repair. Vale is an independent third part company that tests and certifies PDR technicians.
The Paintless Dent Repair process can take as little as 30 minutes or up to several hours to complete depending on the size and location of the dent. Hail damaged vehicles can take a day to several days depending on the number of dings being repaired The cost of the repairs is generally a third of the price of traditional body shop repairs and in most cases there’s not a need for a rental car.
Does PDR Work?
YES! It works so well that the insurance companies will often times recommend small damage be repaired using this process.
Pictured below is a classic example of a paintless dent repair. This damaged occurred in a parking lot. Concours Auto Salon repaired the damage using the paintless dent repair process. The factory panel and finish were left intact retaining the value of the vehicle and the client had their vehicle back the same day!
Why Paintless Dent Repair?
- Low cost compared to traditional body shops
- Same day repairs—even while-you-wait service
- No paint work, sanding or traditional bodywork required
- Original paint remains—helps retain vehicles looks and value
- Body panels remain intact—maintaining structural integrity
- Insurance approved for hail damage repairs
Paintless Dent Repair Myths
Do it yourself Paintless Dent Repair is easy.
No it‘s not. It requires training, skill and experience. There are many people that claim they are PDR technicians who crack, flake or create ripples in the paint and metal.
Dry ice will repair my dings.
99% of the time the dry ice method does not work. In fact it can actually harm the paints integrity, causing it to delaminate or fracture.
The PDR products sold on TV do the same thing.
No! Not even close. There is no good substitute for the art of PDR.
Scratch repair and dent repair are the same thing.
No. A ding is a small dent which can often be repaired with Paintless Dent Repair. A scratch is an actual break in the surface of the clear coat or paint requiring traditional body shop techniques or touch up paint.