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I have been doing paintless dent repair for over 11 years. The auto dealers want to get their vehicles repaired at the cheapest price possible. Most are not concerned with the quality of the repairs, they just want to get the car repaired enough that the customer may not notice.

I have noticed that most people think that if they take their vehicle to the dealer they expect to get a quality repair and pay the cost to have it repaired right. When it comes to the auto reconditioning, this is not always the case. Most vendors that are doing the repairs at the dealer are not doing a quality repair. They may be inexperienced or just trying to do a quick repair because they are not charging for a proper repair. Now this is not the case with all auto repair companies. Some companies do care about their business and provide excellent repairs for their customers. They take pride in their work and will always do the best repair they can.

Some things you can look for to see if the vehicle has not been properly repaired with paintless dent repair are: small pick marks in the paint, “wrinkles” in the metal, minor cracks or chips in the paint, and holes punched or drilled in the interior door jams. A professional paintless dent removal technician will have the experience and knowledge to repair the vehicle without causing these problems.

If you are looking to have you car repaired with paintless dent removal, make sure the company has references other than the dealer and that they can show you some other repairs they have done. Paintless dent repair is a skilled profession and not all technicians are able to provide proper repairs. There are some companies that can provide a quality repair and others that you should not trust with your vehicle. Your vehicle is your second biggest investment, do not trust the cheapest person with your repairs.

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It was a beautiful day on Monday to do some dent repair outside. I had a couple of customers that wanted me to make some minor paintless dent repairs in Brooklyn Park at their homes. Being it was such a nice day and it was just a short drive from our dent repair shop in Blaine, I was able to offer the mobile service. I would like to do most repairs at our shop, that way we have access to all of our tools and there is no issue with the weather when making repairs indoors. Mobile service is good for minor door dings that take less than an hour. If the repairs are going to take longer than that, it is best to have them done at our dent removal shop.

The first repair for the day was on a Audi A6. This car was a lease return and was inspected by an inspection company before turning it back in. The inspection noted the dent and that it could be repaired before returning it back to the dealer.  I was able to remove the dent that was between 1 and 2 inches. The cost to repair the dent was $100.

Audi A6 door dent

The next repair in Brooklyn Park was another similar dent on an Olds Aurora. The dent was about 2 inches and the cost of repair was $100.

Olds Aurora dent removal