What Is Paintless Car Dent Repair?

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If you need minor dents, dings, creases, or hail damage on your vehicle buffed out for a low cost, then paintless dent repair is a solid option. How much does dent repair cost? How long can you expect it to take? Get all of your questions answered about paintless car dent repair with the service team at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda. Then, visit our service center near Plymouth when you’re ready to get high-quality paintless car dent repair at an affordable price. 



How Does Paintless Car Dent Repair Work? 

How does paintless car dent repair work? Most service centers in the Maple Grove area will perform this type of repair in the same way, and you can expect it to happen in the following process: 

  1. Assess the Damage: Paintless car dent repair involves fixing dents and other body damages from behind. Because of this, a technician will usually start by looking at the area to determine the best way to repair it. A technician will assess everything from the size of the dent to its location in order to determine how much damage can actually be removed through paintless dent repair. 
  2. Access the Dent from Behind: As mentioned earlier, paintless car dent repair happens behind the dent itself. So, body panels, interior panels, and lighting components will need to be removed in order to access the dent. Once the technician is able to access the dent, they’ll use special light boards to get a good look at the dent. The technician will use shadows to show where pressure needs to be applied in order to repair the dent. 
  3. Apply Gentle Pressure to the Dent: Once it’s determined how much pressure is needed to repair the dent, the technician will then use special tools to massage the exterior panel back to its original position. This will usually only take a day, but it can vary depending on how severe the dent is. 

How Much Does Dent Repair Cost?

The exact price you can expect to pay for your paintless dent repair can vary depending on the severity of the damage and the type of vehicle you have. To give you an idea of what you can expect to pay, most paintless dent repair jobs run anywhere from $150 to $250. Smaller jobs with minor dents can usually run around $50 to $125 for parts and labor. Contact us at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda to get an accurate quote on how much your paintless dent repair will cost. Check out our service and parts specials at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda to see how much you can save on your next visit to our service center. 

Why Have Paintless Car Dent Repair Done Professionally?

If you’re pretty handy, then you can certainly accomplish a paintless car dent repair job by yourself. However, it’s usually best to leave it to the professionals as certain tools are needed to diagnose and repair the dents. Other reasons to leave paintless car dent repair to the professionals include: 

  • Professionals are unlikely to cause damage, such as breaking a trim panel.
  • Professionals are more likely to get your car looking like-new instead of just “better than before.”
  • You don’t have to worry about missing any parts or putting anything back together after you’ve removed parts of your vehicle to get to the dent. 

For some more helpful service and parts tips, just ask anyone on the service team here at the dealership or visit our website. 

Get Paintless Car Dent Repair in Minnetonka

Schedule service when you need paintless car dent repair at an affordable price. We’ll help get any dents or blemishes taken care of, so you can get back out on the Eden Prairie roads. Whether you need to know how to fill tires with air or anything else, you’ll find the answers you need with us. 


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