How To Maintain Your Car’s Resale Value With Paintless Dent Repair
It’s no surprise that maintaining your car’s resale value is all about taking good care of its appearance and mechanics. The value of your car the moment you put the keys into the ignition start to go down. So what can you do to keep the value at its highest? Hopefully you’ve already done the basic steps of cleaning the inside and out of your car and have all your maintenance and repair records up to date. The big step, and honestly the best surprise, is that paintless dent repair methods restore your vehicle’s body to its original flawless appearance. Lets get started!
Standard Body Work vs Paintless Dent Removal
What does a re-painted door or fender imply? Maybe a simple cart hit the vehicle or maybe it’s the remnants of a collision. Either way the smallest imperfection on a car can result in lowering a vehicle’s resale value. The most important part in resale is quality. PDR requires no grinding, fillers, or primers because your original paint job won’t be disturbed. Most body shop repairs result in filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair. Not a great result when your buyer wants a discount because they notice the damage you tried to hide.
Saving money and earning money can be as easy as going to a proper paintless dent repair technician. Repairs are typically between 1/4 to 1/3 the cost of conventional dent removal. How much is your time worth? Many dents can be fixed quickly in less than an hour. Did you know that? Imagine not waiting 2-3 weeks for the same type of damage to be fixed in a body shop. Many people nowadays refer to PDR technicians because they care about their footprint on the environment. Paintless dent removal keeps the original factory paint on your vehicle. There’s no need to make new paints, chemicals, or other toxins that are used a lot in body shops when repairing dings and dents. PDR is environmentally friendly.
Where can I find a quality PDR technician?
Finding paintless dent repair removal technicians who do quality work can be tricky sometimes. There are no licensing or performance standards set in the industry, yet. But as this profession grows there are a few ways to find the right PDR technician for the job. B&D Innovative Tools has educated and trained many skilled workers and if you’re in the Orange County area we can recommend the best California has to offer. Another option is to refer to NAPDRT. NAPDRT is an organization that is on the forefront of creating a nationally accepted standard for the paintless dent repair industry. Their standards are set and can be bound by a CSI (Consumer Satisfaction Index). Many NAPDRT members are Vale National Cerftified as well.
Now after all these changes you can use Kelley Blue Book and see what your vehicle in its prime can bring in resale value.