Hail Damage Repair Service using PDR

Hail stormThe New Year hasn’t brought any respite in the weather, with Newbury, in Berkshire experiencing a freak hail storm this week. We were called out to repair a number of vehicles where the unusually large hail stones had caused noticeable dents. We removed the dents successfully using the paintless dent removal technique.

Dr Dent has proven experience in repairing hail damaged cars. Fully trained technicians like ourselves are capable of removing dents quickly and, providing a mobile service like we do, at your convenience, ensuring your car is repaired to the highest possible standard.

If your car has been damaged by the recent hail storms across Berks and Bucks, call Dr Dent on 07999 112 112 for a free quote today!

Happy New Year from the Dr Dent team

2014The team at Dr Dent hope you’ve all enjoyed the Christmas festivities as much as we have and as we head into 2014 we’d like to wish you all a happy and dent free new year.

Should you, your friends or colleagues find yourself needing expert paintless dent removal services in the future, you know who to call for advice and a free, no obligation, competitive quote.

Have a happy & healthy 2014, best wishes from the team at Dr Dent.

Avoid Denting your Christmas Spirit

Dent christmasAs winter threatens to engulf us, it’s that time of year where icy roads and snow cause a vast number of accidents. We get numerous calls each year from people that have abandoned their cars in heavy snowfall, who then return to find another car has collided with them. Listen to weather warnings and if you can stay out of the snow you reduce the risk of inflicting damage to your car and denting your wallets.

The weather isn’t the only way to avoid denting your car this Christmas as you go about your Christmas shopping, when talking to our customers we realise that a number of you find you return to your cars when parked to find a dent in the door. We urge our customers to consider where they park when they are out and about, consider the cars you are parking next to, who drives these vehicles, are they careful, considerate folk or do their motors look like they have seen better days? It’s usually the vehicles that are a few years’ old and still ship shape and shiny, that have careful owners cautious about their own car as well as others.

10 Dentastic Facts about PDR

factsOur easy to understand, no jargon facts below are aimed at helping you make a decision about whether paintless dent removal is right for you!

  1. Paintless Dent Repair is also referred to as PDR
  2. PDR is a body repair technique for removing minor dents from the body of a vehicle, used as a cheaper alternative to conventional body repair
  3. The most common use of PDR is to repair hail damage, door dents and other minor creases. Generally, the shallower the dent the more likely paintless dent repair will be suitable
  4. PDR is most effective when:
    • The paint has not been broken or cracked
    • The dent is not on or near the edge of a panel
    • The panel has not previously been repaired
  5. PDR is usually less expensive than traditional repair as there are less steps involved  in the process than other repair processes
  6. Less materials are used and less time is required to repair damage using the PDR technique
  7. The PDR process is often quicker because there are less steps, vehicles are most often returned to customers on the same day
  8. Parts are not being painted with the PDR process making turnaround time quicker
  9. PDR is less invasive as less parts are disassembled and/or reassembled
  10. PDR repair does not mean a vehicle gets re-painted, therefore there is no need for paint matching to be a concern

So, if PDR sounds like the repair method you need, contact us today for a competitive, no obligation quote.

Teens can Avoid High Insurance Premiums following a Ding with PDR

new driverWith an estimated 50% of new teenage drivers having a crash in their first year of driving and insurance premiums souring, as a young driver can you afford to risk your no claims bonus following a ding to your car?

We are a dent removal specialist and we’re here to tell you that a dent to your car doesn’t need to cause you to fork out money or affect your insurance premium. Many people upon having a crash are instantly on the phone to their insurers – after all what do we pay them for, but what you have to consider is the long term affect of that dent to your car… your yearly premium will undoubtedly increase and you delay building up the all important no claims bonus that will help decrease your premiums.

At Dr Dent, we are confident we can remove most dents at the fifth of the cost of getting the work done via your insurance company. Using a method called Paintless Dent Removal (PDR), we remove all trace of the dent without any need to repaint the surface of your car. We use special tools to get behind the damage and manipulate the dent back into shape.

Our work is mobile, we can come to your home or place of work and carry out the work quickly and efficiently, limiting the inconvenience to you and reducing the cost to your wallet and your insurance premiums.

Avoid Playing the Claim Game

car insuranceEvery year you pay out extortionate amounts of money to insurance companies to safeguard yourself in the case of a car accident and you’re then asked for additional money to protect your no claims. Our customer experienced a great injustice at the hands of one of the UK’s biggest car insurance companies… don’t fall foul to the same treatment.

Mr Davies from Buckinghamshire, recently parked across the road from his house instead of on his drive, as dustbins blocked his path. This was unusual behaviour for Mr Davies, who usually would’ve moved the bins and parked on his driveway.

An hour later a lady knocked on his door having witnessed a man crash into Mr Davies’ parked car, dent his bumper and drive off. Thanks to modern technology a photo was taken and the number plate retrieved… Happy days, you’d think, Mr Davies could get the damage rectified at the cost of the other drivers insurance premiums.

WRONG! Us law abiding citizens usually end up paying the price. The man who drove away from the scene was not insured, meaning Mr Davies would lose his 8 years no claim bonus if he were to pursue his claim through his insurance company.

Luckily for Mr Davies, he avoided pursuing his claim and brought his car to Dr Dent – we specialise in paintless dent removal, we were able to fix the damage to his car at a fraction of the cost quoted by the garage used by the insurance company; sadly for Mr Davies, he had to foot the bill – but with his no claims bonus intact.

For a no obligation quote, contact Dr Dent today on 07999 112 112 - we offer a mobile, paintless dent removal service and guarantee you a service that’s fast, efficient and professional, while beating the cost of your local garage.

Let your Car Shine this Summer

SUMMER CARSummer is finally here and what an excellent time to get in your motor and cruise to the beach. There’s almost nothing better than zooming off for the day to enjoy the summer sunshine. However, the unsightly dents that appear less noticeable under grey, cloudy skies are likely to stand out in the bright summer sun.

Paintless dent removal is the best solution for repairing dents to your car, this method means you will spend a lot less money and waste less time, allowing you to afford to spend more time out and about in the sun enjoying the summer while it’s here.

At Dr Dent, we specialise in paintless dent removal (PDR), providing a fast, convenient service. Our mobile technicians will come out to you and remove your dents there and then. We don’t keep your car for days on end as your local repair shop might.

Using modern dent repair techniques we provide a quality finish, removing dents from your motor without using paint and to ensure your car looks as good as new. We charge a fraction of the price you would pay at your repair shop and our prices will cost you less than your car insurance excess.

The sun is here to stay so contact us today for a quote and you will be cruising into the sunset with your car looking as good as new before you know it.

Dent Removal: Keeping you Informed

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are a number of ways to repair dents to your car, with some methods having more disadvantages than others. Here at Dr Dent we want to keep you informed to ensure you find the right method for you, your car and your budget.

1.      Local Garages 

For most people finding themselves with a dent to their car, their first stop and often one stop is their local repair shop. While a logical choice, this option often proves costly and time consuming. While the garage will inevitably be able to effectively repair your car it’s also highly likely you will need to leave your car at the shop for a day or two, meaning alternative means of transportation will be required, while your car gets fixed.

2.      DIY

If you’re looking for the cheapest repair option you will find a large number of DIY dent removal kits on the market, which offer you all the tools you need to repair the dent yourself. The problem with this method is that repairing dents requires skill and if you choose this method you risk inflicting more damage to your car, which could end up being more expensive to repair than if you’d hired a professional in the first place.

3.      Paintless Dent Removal Expert 

At Dr Dent we offer a mobile, paintless dent removal service. While it’s unlikely we’ll beat the cost of purchasing a DIY kit, we can provide you with a guaranteed service that’s fast, efficient and professional, while beating the cost of your local garage – All from the comfort of your own home and without the need to arrange alternative transportation. As we use the PDR method there is no need to repaint your car and we can guarantee your car will look as good as new when we’re finished.

6 Benefits of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

car-body-repair-18800331Paintless Dent Removal is the ability to remove dents from your car without needing to repaint the surface of your car. This approach is non-intrusive as we, the dent removal experts, utilise specialised tools to get behind the damaged panels to manipulate the metal back to its original shape, which in turn ensures your vehicle looks as good as new.

 

The 6 Key Benefits of PDR include:

  • The cost of paintless dent removal is extremely low in comparison to that of traditional body shops
  • Paintless dent removal is less time consuming than conventional methods, allowing you to wait while the technician repairs your car
  • Unlike other methods of dent repair, no painting, sanding, filling or re-spraying is necessary
  • The original paintwork remains, helping to retain the appearance and value of your car
  • The structural integrity of your car is maintained as body panels remain intact
  • The need to use harsh chemicals is eliminated, making the method of PDR environmentally friendly.

For more information contact us for a no obligation quotation.

Avoid Denting your No Claims Bonus

Female driversIn December 2012, an EU ruling came into play, which meant insurers were no longer able to favour female drivers when calculating how much they should pay for their car insurance. Historically, women have benefited from lower car insurance premiums due to fewer accidents caused by the female population. However, the introduction of the ruling means that women are likely to start paying the price due to the higher accident rate among young men, making their no claims bonus more valuable to them than ever before.

Here at Dr Dent we offer a cost effective service that should mean you avoid making that premium increasing claim were you to be involved in an accident, with the outcome  requiring our dent busting repairs to your motor. We employ the latest dent removal techniques such as paintless dent removal to ensure we have your car back to you looking as good as new, often at a fifth of the cost of claiming on your insurance.

Request a free, no obligation quote today here.