Online paintless dent repair cost calculator for a hail damaged car repair estimate and to calculate PDR dent removal cost.
Hail Damage and Paintless Dent Repair Cost Calculator
Dent repair price check - try our free online instant car hail damage and auto dent repair cost calculator and get an idea about how much it will cost to fix car hail damage on your vehicle. Even two cars parked side by side can each sustain completely different degrees of damage, to get an official "repair cost" you'll want to have a qualified hail repair facility inspect your vehicle. While it's not intended to take the place of a proper written estimate from a credible repair shop, it should assist you in deciding whether or not you should file a hail damage insurance claim, double checking the amount your insurance adjuster paid for PDR (paintless dent repair) hail repairs to be performed, or any other decision about what to do with your hail damaged vehicle and about how much paintless dent repair service costs. When using the free online Dent Repair Calculator, you should keep in mind that the dent repair cost shown does not account for disassembling and reassembling the vehicle's trim panels (think headliner, fender liners, etc.) which is typically required to gain access to the dents. If you'll look at your car hail damage insurance estimate, there should be a numerical value listed as "R&I" (which simply means remove and install) which represents the labor time allotted for this part of the dent repair cost. Also missing from the prices shown in the free online dent repair cost calculator is the amount needed to replace any hail damaged moldings that your vehicle might have. The cost to replace these trim moldings, usually found on the doors and roof panel, is usually between $60 - $100 per molding, which can add up quickly making it very important to get a thorough estimate on your hail damaged car so you do not miss out on any hail money you are owed! Hail repair estimates are always fast and free at any Dealer's Hail & Specialty location, and with our mobile estimating service, we'll even come to your home or office to inspect your vehicle, free of charge. For more information about dent repair cost and hail damage removal visit our blog or check out our list of answers to PDR dent repair and hail damage insurance claim frequently asked questions here. Let us know when you're ready to repair your hail damaged car and we'll order any replacement parts or moldings so that everything is ready to go when your vehicle is dropped off. Our goal is to provide you with a completely hassle free hail repair experience and we are happy to assist with rental car reservations or local transportation. If you have questions or comments or would like to schedule service, please call us at (855)-5HAILFIX or visit our online paintless dent repair estimate appointment book. Thanks for choosing Dealer's Hail & Specialty for your paintless dent repair needs!
Dent Repair Cost Calculator
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How Much Does Paintless Dent Repair Cost?
With no panels to replace or refinish, the cost of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) service is significantly less than conventional body shop dent repair methods. The average cost of PDR Dent Removal service varies by location but is usually calculated based on the amount of labor time that will be required to repair the damage. For a small dent or door ding, you can expect to pay around $50 per dent. However on more difficult to repair damage, such as a crease or dented body line, or damage to panels made of aluminum, you should expect to see an average cost of around $200 per dent at a reputable PDR dent repair shop.
When repairing hail damaged cars, PDR Dent Removal cost is usually calculated using a hail pricing chart, or dent matrix, which is a special graph that assigns prices to each panel based on the average dent size, referenced by coins, factored by the numerical range that most closely matches the total number of dents on the panel. For example, the dent count on a hood might be 45 quarters, as in a total of 45 dents with an average size of a U.S. $0.25 coin (about an inch). Additionally, any dents on a panel in excess of half dollar size, or about 1 1/2", are known as "Over-Sized Dents" and are calculated at a cost of $40-$50 per dent on most hail charts. Nationwide, the average cost to fix car hail damage using PDR dent removal is around $3500.00 for an entire vehicle with moderate hail damage. Historically, most auto body panels have been made from steel, however in the pursuit of ever increasing fuel efficiency, today many manufacturer's have started using lighter alloys such as aluminum for some or all of the panels in their vehicles. Aluminum in particular is much more difficult to repair than steel, thus these panels receive a 25% markup on all PDR Dent Removal estimates in the U.S. As you can see, the cost of Paintless Dent Removal service can vary widely from vehicle to vehicle, especially with hail damage. For this reason we have created a free online Instant PDR Dent Removal Cost Calculator to help you get an idea about the cost of having dent repair performed on your vehicle. While its not intended to take the place of a proper estimate from a reputable auto dent repair shop, the Instant PDR Dent Removal Cost Calculator will help you decide if the dent repair cost exceeds your insurance deductible or would be worth filing a claim over. If you'd like to get a free PDR dent removal estimate for the cost to repair a single dent or to fix an entire hail damaged car, please visit our online PDR estimate scheduler, call us at (855) 5HAILFIX, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.