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Is Paintless Dent Repair Right for You?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Getting in an accident is no picnic. Provided you and everyone involved are OK following an incident like this — whether a fender bender or something more serious — you may turn your sights to the frustration of getting your vehicle fixed. You may have heard about paintless dent repair as an alternative to full-on body work. Yes, it takes less time than auto body repair and can be more convenient, but is it right for your situation? It may turn out that Hance’s Uptown Collision Center auto body repair service is a better choice for you.

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When is PDR a Viable Choice?

There are times in which paintless dent repair is a good choice, but it all depends on the type of accident you have been in. PDR is reserved for less serious accidents featuring small dings that are easy to bang out. Think: shopping carts at the grocery store, small fender benders, baseballs to the roof, etc. Paintless dent repair is generally a more affordable and speedy form of dent repair — one that doesn’t affect the paint job done at the factory. As a less intrusive process for dent repair designed, it’s best for small to medium repair needs. Using state-of-the-art technologies, your trusted Hance mechanic repairs dents by getting under the “skin” of the vehicle to gently coax dented panels back into position. This is done without damaging or scratching the panels at all. Because this approach does not involve painting, the price tag is lower than traditional dent repair work.

If your car has been affected by the following, PDR may be a good option for you:

  • Minor Hail damage
  • Door dings
  • Minor body creases
  • Small dents
  • Bumper indentations

However, this option isn’t always possible when it comes to larger, more serious dents. When you’ve been in a bigger accident with damage not only to the paneling but the paint job as well, it becomes necessary to repair dents and then color match and paint the vehicle. New panels may have to be ordered if the dent is large, scraped or gouged. It takes a trained eye to get the color just right and blend it in seamlessly. This takes vast knowledge of the specific brand and model of car as well.

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When is Auto Body Repair Work a Better Choice?

While you may be hoping for paintless dent repair to remedy your situation because it generally takes less time, this isn’t always possible. In the case of auto body repair, the wait for your vehicle to be finished  is well worth it because you are essentially getting a new portion of your car. Panels are ordered from the manufacturer and paint has to be artfully applied to blend the two so it never looks as though you were in an accident. That’s where our technicians come in — who are more like artists than anything else!

Auto body repair is a better choice if the metal of your vehicle has been severely stretched, dented, gouged or creased and the paint is cracked.  With PDR, you simply can’t get scratches out or repair paint damage. In addition, cars that were made prior to 1990 are not great candidates for PDR, as the paint featured on those vehicles isn’t as resilient and flexible as the paint you see on newer cars. As an aside: after the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, paint-makers began adding water-borne paints to their product lineups in response to clean-air initiatives to cut volatile organic compound emissions, according to Cars.com.

Contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas

To find out why auto body repair may benefit you, please contact us at 214-666-5291. We are conveniently located on McKinney Avenue!

Hance’s Uptown Collision Center

4829 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

Paintless Dent Repair vs. Auto Body Repair

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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

paintless dent repairWhen 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!

Auto Shops Dallas TX: Bring Any Car In For Repair!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Auto shops Dallas TXSo your car has been in a wreck? Bring it into one of Hance’s auto shops in Dallas TX for a great repair! No matter what make or model of car you have, and no matter what kind of damage it has sustained, you can count on the family at Hance Auto to get it straightened out, figuratively and literally. With winter coming to an end, you should think about the damages your car may have sustained during the cold months. Bring it into one of Hance’s auto shops in Dallas TX for a close inspection. For more information, call Hance today at 214-666-5291!

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Auto Shops In Dallas TX: Stay In Touch With Your Insurance Company

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Auto Shops Dallas TXWhen you have an accident and your car is damaged, your first thought should be to get it to one of the best auto shops in Dallas TX, Hance’s Uptown Collision Center.  After that, you also have to worry about whether or not your insurance company will pay for repairs.  Most insurance companies have great customer service and they want to do their part; but they can get bogged down with cases so always be sure to keep in touch with your insurance company to make sure they’re taking care of your repair at one of the best auto shops in Dallas TX.   Call Hance’s Uptown Collision Center at (214) 666-5291 or visit www.hanceauto.com to find out more about us.

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