January 23, 2019

5 Common Questions About PDR

The smallest blemish on your vehicle can stick out like a sore thumb, ruining its look and resale value. But repainting your whole car to fix one dent is expensive and time consuming. What’s the solution?

For many people, it’s PDR (paintless dent removal). For dings and small dents, it’s your best bet for restoring your vehicle.

1. What Is PDR?

Paintless dent removal is exactly what it sounds like. It’s done through a number of different techniques that remove dents in your car’s body without requiring sanding or repainting. Instead, it uses a combination of unique tools and techniques to “pop” a dent back into place.

In our experience, customers like PDR because it offers them quicker turnaround times and lower repair costs.

Curious to know more? Click here to learn more about paintless dent removal.

2. What Types of Dents Can It Fix?

Small dings and dents that don’t scratch through the paint are typically not problem. And dents from hail damage, door dings, and minor fender benders can often be pushed out using PDR too. For the most part, any size or shape of dent can be fixed so long as it isn’t too sharp and doesn’t include paint damage.

3. What Types of Dents Can’t It Fix?

Unfortunately, PDR isn’t a all-cure method for every dent. Not all dents can be fixed with PDR, and that’s important to realize so that you don’t visit your service center with false expectations. So, what can’t be fixed by PDR?

  • Dents with paint damage
  • Sharp or pointed dents
  • Deep dents

4. Can I Do PDR Myself?

You may have seen blogs pop up in Google that show you the necessary tools and techniques for DIY paintless dent removal. And some tool manufacturer’s offer kits so that anyone can do it themselves at home. But remember: Just because the tools are there doesn’t mean they’re good or that you’ll know how to use them.

If you don’t know how to remove dents, there’s the real possibility that you could further damage your vehicle. And more damage means more money repairing it.

5. Who Does Paintless Dent Removal?

A great rule of them when it comes to your car or truck is this: When it comes to the integrity of your vehicle, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean you should. If you have a dent that you need repaired, call a professional and get it done right.

Morgan’s Collision Center offers PDR services in Muskego. We can help restore your car’s beauty using the best tools and techniques.

Learn more about our paintless dent removal services here or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

With winter well on the way, it’s important that your vehicle is in the best shape to tackle icy roads and snowstorms. The unexpected can happen at any time when driving on unsafe conditions. And, if you don’t prepare your vehicle for the cold, wet climate, it can put a dent in your wallet.

Here’s the scoop on keeping your car tip-top until springtime rolls around.

Get Your Car Detailed Before the First Snowfall

While it seems backward to polish up your car’s appearance, it may be the key to keeping your car in shape through the winter.

According to a blog from the DMV, rock salt used to prevent ice on roadways can cause damage to your paint, muffler, exhaust, and even your brakes. To prevent damage to your car’s appearance and drivability, you should get your car detailed and serviced before hitting the wintery roads.

When it comes to preserving your car’s elegant gloss, waxing your car before the cold sets in will give it an extra layer of protection to last you through winter.

Fix All Cracked and Missing Glass

If your windshield has a crack, it’s crucial that you get it replaced before the cold weather sets in. Here’s why:

  • Cracks in windows may have a tendency to expand due to temperature change and the weight of snow.
  • Replacing your windshield in colder weather can affect the glass strength.
  • Cracked glass may lead water to leak into your vehicle and affect the quality of your car’s insulation. To prevent further damage, it’s crucial that you get the necessary repair or replacement.

If you need work done fast, don’t forget to check out our express service.

Know Someone With a Tow

This may be your ultimate saving grace if you ever find yourself (or your car) in a rut.

Having a reliable towing service to call is imperative when driving in winter because unexpected driving conditions can increase the likelihood of accidents. Plus, cold weather may affect your engine’s performance.

If you’re stuck in a ditch, caught in an auto wreck, or your engine fails to start, having a tow to call is convenient and less stressful.

Make Sure You’re Insured

Drivers in Wisconsin are legally required to carry auto insurance, and if you’re one of the many people who ends up in accident this winter, you’ll be glad you have it.

Poor weather conditions often lead to auto accidents, and snow is a common factor in most. According to statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, there were 219, 942 crashes from 2004 to 2014 due to snow and sleet. And, snow and sleet were the third most common factor in accidents, behind rain and wet pavement.

When you are involved in an accident and uninsured, you open yourself up to legal repercussions that stretch to more than just auto repairs.

Get Yourself and Your Vehicle Ready

As the winter months close in, it’s important to get your car in shape. The unpredictability of cold, wet, and weather doesn’t have to be a deal breaker, nor does it need to break the bank.

Contact Morgan’s Collision Center for repairs and maintenance. We’ll make sure you’re riding right into springtime.