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What is the Difference Between Paintless Dent Repair and Body Shop Repairs?

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If you're not sure what the difference is between Paintless Dent Repair and traditional Autobody Repair, you're not alone. Many people don't know the difference, or aren't sure which option is better for them. This article will discuss the pros and cons of both types of repair so that you can decide which is best for your needs.

Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, is a type of repair that can be used on dents and dings that have not damaged the paint on your vehicle. This is often the preferred method of repair for minor damage, as it is less invasive and typically costs less than traditional autobody repair. The main limiting factor of PDR is that it can only be used on dents and dings that have not damaged the paint. If your paint is damaged, you will need to have it repaired by an autobody shop.


Traditional autobody repair is typically used for more extensive damage, such as large dents or scratches. This type of repair usually involves sanding down the damaged area and repainting it. The main advantage of autobody repair is that it can be used on any type of damage, regardless of whether or not the paint has been damaged. The downside of autobody repair is that it is more invasive and typically costs more than PDR. Also you have to consider the value depreciation of your vehicle 


So, which one is right for you? If you have minor damage that has not damaged the paint on your vehicle, PDR may be the best option. If you have more extensive damage, or if the paint on your vehicle has been damaged, autobody repair may be the better choice. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and should be based on your specific needs and budget.


Do you have any experience with Paintless Dent Repair or traditional autobody repair? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments!