The world of auto repair can have some pretty confusing terms. Two of those terms: paintless dent repair and auto body repair may have you scratching your head. What do these two terms mean exactly and how are they different? Here at Hance’s Uptown Collision Center, we’re all about educating the public, so here’s a look at how they differ. By the way, we offer both kinds of services here at our Dallas-area shop.
Paintless Dent Repair
When a motor vehicle has been in an accident and suffers damage, it can be restored using innovative solutions in paintless dent repair, painting, touch-ups, and precision color matches. Unfortunately, accidents of all kinds can and do happen. Almost 240,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes throughout Texas just in 2014, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Thankfully not all of them are serious, but they leave their mark, to be sure, in the form of small dents.
The main difference between paintless dent repair and auto body repair is that it’s more affordable and faster to fix, plus it doesn’t damage the factory’s paint job. Best for small to medium dents, the latest state-of-the-art technologies are used to access underneath the vehicle’s “skin” and gently nudge dented panels back into position. This all occurs without scratches to the finish. This option is ideal for damage resulting from hail, small fender benders, dings, creases and small dents from impacts.
Auto Body Repair
Sometimes those dents from accidents and fender benders are much larger and can’t be fixed in the above way. For those needs, your motor vehicle is a better candidate for standard auto body repair. Depending on the severity of the dent, we will polish, sand, finish, buff and color match your panels so they blend seamlessly into the rest of the car. When we are finished, you won’t even believe there was damage in the first place! Sometimes we have to remove the whole panel and order a new one. We’ll keep you apprised of the wait time and hook you up with a rental in the mean time.
Auto body repair often takes longer than paintless dent repair because we have to send out for new panels and materials, which can take some time, then we have to perform the labor to get the job done. We’ll even work with your insurance company so you don’t have to deal with the stress of that whole process. If you’re paying outright for the damage, we’ll do our best to keep the costs low for you.
Whichever version of repair you need, you can count on Hance because we:
- Are family owned and operated
- Have been in business since 1955
- Have an A+ BBB rating
- Offer convenient hours of operation with seven service locations
- Offer lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials
- Offer competitive prices
- Have high ratings on Yelp
Contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas, TX
Bring your motor vehicle in for an estimate and we’ll let you know if paintless dent repair is an option for you or whether you will need standard auto body repair in Dallas. Contact us today and take advantage of our many proven services, such as collision repair, painting, color matching, refurbishing, window replacement and detailing. Save some cash with our coupons!