Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Works Well with Aluminum.
When using PDR to fix dents, you’ll save time and money. Our technicians can fix minor dents within hours and that’s better than leaving your car for several days or even overnight in a body shop. With PDR we can usually fix a car or SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) in less than a day.
Thin aluminum sheet metal forms the frame and body of a manufactured car. Our expert technicians use PDR techniques to gently pull and push the dented metal back into shape.
While some dents may need body shop work, many dents and dings are candidates for PDR. For over 27 years, Long Island auto body shops, car dealerships and truck repair shops have trusted Evantage. Now we can bring our expertise directly to you. For dents with minor or unscratched paint, ask us about PDR. If you would like an estimate, please give us a call at (631) 590-5003 or fill out our free online quick quote form, which allows you to upload images.
Most premium cars and SUVs today like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Porsche and many others are made with aluminum.
Aluminum has low density and lightweight, but it is three times the strength of steel. Aluminum repairs are much more difficult to perform with paintless dent removal which is why using an experienced PDR technician is very important.
You’re probably familiar with the popular adage “you get what you pay for.” As with most things, the more expertise someone has in a certain field, the more adept they are at achieving a good result.
Lack of training puts you at risk for damaging your vehicle further instead of repairing it. PDR technicians receive months of training in their field and many have lots of experience removing dents. They know exactly how much pressure to apply and when to use each tool.
Can you buy PDR tools from someone other than a technician? Yes, there are do-it-yourself dent repair tools that you can find online. Some tools are cheaper than others and the cheap tools usually aren’t very good. Using cheap tools increases the risk of ineffective repair or leaving the car in worse shape than when you started. If you stretch the metal too much and the metal or paint cracks, you will end up needing to take your vehicle to a body repair shop. Besides that, buying the tools will probably cost just as much as repairing your car through a PDR technician.
You’re better off leaving PDR to the experts at Evantage!