Auto Hail Repair Plano answers your most frequently asked questions about paintless dent repair, the dent repair procedure, and auto hail repair. If you don’t see an answer to your question, send us your question here.

What is paintless dent repair?

Paintless Dent Repair involves repairing dents on cars with specialized tools designed to allow a technician to get behind a dent and skillfully push it out. Paintless dent repair is widely used in cities, such as Plano,  where destructive hail storms cause damage to cars.

How much does paintless dent repair cost?

The cost of paintless dent repair depends on the kind of dent damage it is, the severity, and the location of the damage. The average cost to fix a small door ding runs between $25-$40 dollars. If the dents are caused by hail damage, the cost depends on how much of the vehicle has been damaged (surface area), the depth of the damage, and the location. Use The Hail Shop USA cost estimator tool to get an idea of how much auto hail repair will cost. Collision damage will need to be assessed by one of our customer care specialists to determine if the damage is a candidate for the paintless dent repair procedure and how much the cost would be to repair.

Can hail damage be repaired on a car?

Yes, hail damage can be repaired on any type of vehicle, as long the paint hasn’t been damaged or the dent is in a location that can not be assessed by the technician.

Will a hail claim increase my insurance premiums?

No, a hail claim will not increase your insurance premium or rates. As long as you have comprehensive coverage, ANY acts of nature is covered under your policy.

Do I have to use the Paintless Dent Repair shop my insurance company said to use?

No. Who you choose to repair your vehicle is up to you. You pay for the insurance to be covered in the case of an accident, hail damage incident, or any other weather catastrophe. You do not pay them to make decisions about where your car goes for repairs.

Can't I just repair my hail damage with a hair dryer, dry ice, or a dent repair kit I can buy online?

You can try but we highly suggest you leave it to the professionals. Paintless dent repair technicians have been trained how to remove dents & dings from vehicles. Some have learned their trade at a technical school while others trained as an apprentice at a well-established paintless dent repair shop. Just like any other skill or trade, some amount of training goes into perfecting that talent.

For example, you could search online for a DIY garage building video and spend hundreds of hours and dollars attempting to build the garage of your dreams with some friends and a case of beer and hope nothing goes terribly wrong OR you could hire a team of trained professionals that will come in build a garage with the proper tools, training, and equipment.

In conclusion, we highly suggest you consult with your local paintless dent repair company to perform your repairs. Most local Plano auto hail repair companies offer free inspections. Start by scheduling an appointment and getting an estimate to repair the damage. The cost of paintless dent repair will probably surprise you!

You can schedule a free inspection with Auto Hail Repair Plano online or by calling us at 800-485-9026.