The science behind car dent repair

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Car dents are among the most common and annoying types of damage to the bodywork. It is effortless, in fact, virtually impossible to avoid inflicting some crease, dent, or bodywork damage to your vehicle. There are proven facts that PDR or Paintless Dent Removal is the best, fastest, and most affordable dent removal process in the industry. But what makes it so reliable?

Paintless Dent Removal Process

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PDR is the best, fastest, and most reliable dent removal method.

PDR or paintless dent removal process has been around since the most prominent car manufacturers learned it was the best way to provide a perfect car to their customers. After decades of providing the best car restoration services to Colorado car owners, Auto Rehab has learned, using the latest equipment, tools, installations, and training, that it is our staff’s expertise that gives us the advantage over our competitors. Our professional PDR technicians know precisely how to read the damage to determine the best approach towards its restoration.

How to read car dents

Professional PDR experts will use special tools to gently and skillfully massage the bodywork dent, without compromising its original paint. However, it requires years of experience to be able to read and determine the type of damage your car has. Most of the car dents appear superficial at the beginning; many hide severe damage underneath the paint.

Creased Dents

This type of damage is usually caused by objects that impact the car panel and are then dragged, creating a straight line at the bottom of the cut. Generally found on the side panels caused by bike handlebars, door edges, tree branches, or trailers.


Dings are usually superficial damages. This type of dent is not severe and can measure around ½ inch in diameter. A rock often causes dings, or a car door slammed against your car and is quickly and affordably removed with PDR.

Round Dents

car dents & dings

Car body scratched from an accident

Spherical indentations which are more prominent and severe than dings. They are round in shape, similar to a shallow pool or a funnel, regardless of the size and depth. Round dents can be tricky and require professional skills to remove with efficiency. Round objects such as hailstones, baseballs, or soccer balls will cause these.

Sharp Dents

Sharp dents are among the most common and trickiest type of car dent to restore. A strong impact, even though it comes from a small object, will probably cause a sharp cut. Also, fender benders or minor collisions will leave a severe dent. Sharp dents can seem trivial, but below the swage, there could be significant damage. If the damaged area has a high spot on the panel, it means the metal is being forced outwards, bending or stretching it, making it even harder to repair.

Auto Rehab’s professional team has all the expertise, training, tools, and passion for taking any car dent removal project and restoring its bodywork to its original condition. Contact us today and take advantage of 2020.