If you’re a Coloradan, it likely wasn’t long ago that you were caught in a hailstorm. Denver hailstorms can be relentless, with hailstones ranging in size from a pea to a grapefruit.
With any luck, your vehicle was safely stowed in a covered parking space the last time a hailstorm hit. If that wasn’t the case, you may be facing automotive hail damages, namely dents and dings to your car’s metal. Thankfully, with paintless dent repair, you can restore the condition of your dented vehicle without the inconvenience of traditional dent repair.
One of the most common questions among car owners getting paintless dent repair for the first time is about the cost. Here, we’ll cover the cost of paintless dent repair, along with factors to consider as you pay for hail damage repair services.
Is Paintless Dent Repair Cheaper Than Traditional Repairs?
Yes, paintless dent repair is a more cost-effective option than traditional repairs. This is because while traditional dent repairs involve bonding, sanding, and repainting the vehicle, paintless dent repair simply uses pressure to restore the original condition of the metal. The PDR process involves far fewer materials, with no paint or fillers needed, and takes less time to complete.
Professional car painting services are required for traditional repairs, but not for PDR. Car painting services are pricey and can be difficult to schedule. So, while paintless dent repair is undoubtedly the less expensive repair option, it’s also the most convenient choice.
What’s The Cost of Paintless Dent Repair?
The cost of paintless dent repair can vary depending on the extent of the hail damage and the type of vehicle. Specifically, the size, depth, and location of the dent, as well as the total number of dents on the car panel, can cause the cost of paintless dent repair to fluctuate. But, generally speaking, paintless dent repair costs between $75 and $125 for dents on car doors. Larger dents due to extreme hail storms or car accidents will typically cost more, around $150 to $350. This is in contrast to the price of traditional dent repairs, which can cost well over $1,000, often totaling $2,500 for extensive damages. At a mere fraction of the price of traditional dent repairs, paintless dent repairs are a clear choice for Colorado car owners.
Is Paintless Dent Repair Right For My Car?
Paintless dent repair isn’t always a feasible method for car repairs. If the car paint has been damaged, paintless dent repair could cause further damage to the finish. Additionally, paintless dent repair doesn’t involve repainting the vehicle, which is a necessary step if your car’s paint was damaged in a hailstorm.
Your Colorado paintless dent repair expert will inspect your vehicle for cracked, chipped, bubbling, or peeling paint to determine if PDR is the right option for your car.
Insurance and Paintless Dent Repair
With the right car insurance policy, the cost of paintless dent repair for your vehicle may be fully covered. Comprehensive coverage provides protection for damages that you can’t control. This includes vandalism, theft, and “acts of nature”. Hailstorms qualify as an act of nature. So, under this type of car insurance policy, you can receive compensation for the cost of paintless dent repair to fix your hail-damaged vehicle.
Auto Liability Insurance
Unfortunately, if you only have auto liability insurance, you’ll likely have to pay for paintless dent repair out of your own pocket. This is because auto liability insurance only provides protection for other drivers (and their property) if you’re at fault in a crash. This type of car insurance doesn’t cover the cost of damage to your own property.
Regardless of your car insurance policy, call your insurance agent after your vehicle has been damaged in a Colorado hailstorm. By talking to an agent, you can get more information about the coverage that you need for protection against hail damage.
Hail repair experts may help you cover the cost of paintless dent repair with insurance. Here at Colorado Hail Solutions, we pay your insurance deductible up to $1,000. So, by choosing the right hail damage repair shop, you can lower the financial burden of repairing your hail-damaged car.