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Sadly Minor dents don’t just ‘pop out’ as many people may assume. Instead, our premium paintless dent removal method involves finding the right access behind your panel; once we have the correct location our expert staff can accurately knead and direct the depression out with the use of specialised tools.

Unlike a bodyshop, in the vast majority of cases we can repair your dent and restore your car to its original factory finish without the need for re-spraying. Our technicians will not use the following methods when performing PDR on your minor dents:

Filler: Although car body filler is formulated to not shrink, it is entirely dependant on factors such as; temperature, mixing process, hardener to paste ratio and metal surface preparation. In the event that you have had a panel filled incorrectly to conceal a dent, you may be subject to shrinkage around the edges or bubbling.

Re-spraying: When you’ve had your vehicle painted [...]

‘What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) and what can it fix?’ or ‘ What are the advantages of PDR?’ These are all questions that we at Dent Devils get asked on a regular basis and we want to take this opportunity to review them for you and put a few myths to bed.

What is PDR?

Firstly, Paintless Dent Repair is a technique that requires our technicians to use their specially designed tools to massage a dent from the underside and without the need to use paint fillers. Providing the paintwork on your vehicle has not been damaged, we can gain access behind the indentation and restore your car to new.

Before PDR, hail damage and minor dents meant a trip to the body shop. This is now an outdated solution that once required you to spend over the odds to get a relatively simple problem solved. Fortunately, PDR is has since been invented, which [...]

As dent repair experts, we would cheekily name this blog the ‘DIY dent removal’. But in all sincerity, attempting PDR yourself when you haven’t been fully trained or hiring an amateur technician will more often than not lead to disaster. It doesn’t take much for a small ding to become larger and more unsightly than previously perceived and much like you wouldn’t build your house yourself (unless you’re familiar with construction) or hire a cowboy builder, paintless dent repair is best left to the professionals for no less than perfect results.

The image below portrays the inside of a door that has received numerous holes in the doorjambs. Not only was the operator unsuccessful in removing the blemish with paintless dent removal techniques, but they also failed to seal the drilled metal appropriately leaving it likely to rust. This unprofessional job resulted in having a whole new door fitted by a bodyshop and could have [...]

You should always carry out a careful inspection for minor dents when accepting a rental car. This is imperative as it can affect what happens when you return the vehicle. Before accepting your rental car, find you should note all of the scratches, medications dents or marred paint on the vehicle. Many times an agent will appear to be in a hurry, find but you shouldn’t let them rush you. Ensure that you have your mobile phone to hand so that you can document any existing damage. Don’t let laziness catch you out!

If you happen to notice any scratches or minor dents on your rental car whilst in possession, take a photo of the damage and note the time, place and circumstances. If the damage happens to be extensive you should consider contacting a public dent removal service immediately. The last thing you would want is for the hire company to charge you too [...]

What if my teenager picks up a minor dent? How can I save money on my teenagers insurance?

As adults we understand what it feels like to have cheaper car insurance, but this isn’t necessarily the case for our teenage children. Driving is expensive and when you consider the fact that you have to buy a car, pay for the insurance, petrol and maintenance, large sums of money can go towards driving. Sometimes it feels as though we are paying over the odds for our children to drive and with young drivers representing the most expensive demographic to insure, should we be surprised? Allegedly, teenagers are seen as careless drivers and seemingly are going to require someone to repair small dent over other age groups, thus causing the price of their insurance to increase. Before you decide it’s simply too expensive for your teen to drive, there are certain points you should first consider.

Even [...]

From time to time cars will need a dent repaired as a result of careless parking. Although we are here to help in cases such as these we do have some advice in order for you to avoid incidents such as these.

Most people will assume that parking their car in the garage is safer than leaving it on the street. However, clinic this is only the case in garages that are free of clutter. Any space that is left in a mess could dent your car.

Even when parking, price you should try to avoid settling for anywhere just so that you have a space. Trying to find room in a car park, case which is nearly full, or deciding to fit your vehicle into a tight space can be hugely frustrating. It is quite possibly the case though that another car door could open onto your vehicle if you haven’t left enough space [...]

Minor dents pop up (well, in) when you least expect them to. With the weather finally turning warmer, we can officially say that spring has arrived, so you should consider having your car thoroughly cleaned, now more than ever, especially since it was exposed to such the harsh wintery conditions not so long ago.

If you happen to find any, now is the time to get that dent repaired! At Dent Devils our paintless dent repair specialists can repair small dents and dings the same day you discover them. We pride ourselves on correcting the issue with minimal fuss and getting your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible. What’s more, we can also come to your work or home so you no longer have to factor in the time to drive to a garage and wait for the bodywork repair to be undertaken.

When it comes to maintenance, it’s always good to begin [...]

I have A Dent, recipe Do I Claim On My Insurance?

Being involved in a collision or finding out that your car has been damaged can be an extremely frustrating and upsetting experience. Returning to dented bodywork when your pride and joy was once pristine can be hugely stressful, especially when no note has been left to explain the incident.

But is it worth claiming on your insurance? Before you decide on the next steps to take, you should contemplate the amount of no clams you have built up and the outlay of your excess. So if you clipped your boot whilst reversing into your drive it will not make financial sense to claim and will be cheaper long term to pay out of your own pocket.

Will Thomas, motor insurance expert at Confused.com, believes that motorists may benefit from doing their homework when it comes to low value claims, regardless of who is to blame: “It is quite straightforward [...]

With the weather becoming warmer, you’ll be excused for turning your attention towards the summer. Most of you will probably want to be cruising along the winding country roads with your sunroof down (if you’ve got one). However, winter may have been particularly damaging to your vehicle, and any dents can cause further damage if they’re not handled promptly once inflicted.

For example, ignoring that minor scratch on the side of your car could result in rust or corrosion after having fun in the sun. So, have you taken time to inspect your vehicle and made sure that your pride and joy is ready for the summer? No?

Whether you like it or not, winter can be gruelling on your bodywork. The occasional hailstorm is just one of the ways that your car may have achieved a few dings. When exposed to the strong sunlight and summer heat, that tiny bump can easily become a far [...]

Dents can be the most infuriating and are often followed by a thump of the fist, a huge sigh and grinding of your teeth. Although they may carry the reputation of being expensive and time consuming to repair, with the availability of paintless dent removal, this doesn’t have to be the case. Providing the paintwork has not been damaged, we can gain access behind the dent and restore your car to it’s original factory finish. It’s no surprise that more people are turning to PDR as a solution, after learning the advantages that come with it.
In comparison to traditional methods of body repair, paintless dent removal is far more beneficial. Where there is no re-spraying involved the entire procedure can be completed in as little as a few minutes to a couple of hours.

General methods of dent repair can be far more complex. Dependant on the size of the dent, the repair technician [...]

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