Has your car ever been bumped by the door of the car next to you in a parking lot? Or have you ever had a little ding in the side of your car because someone didn’t return their shopping cart when they were done and it rolled over and hit your car? Have you ever had hail damage on your car? All of these scenarios are ones in which paintless dent repair could be used to fix the damage.
Paintless dent repair is a relatively non-invasive method used to remove minor dents caused by impacts to your car. It is not viable for large dents or on cars requiring significant bodywork. It is becoming popular, however, because it is relatively fast and significantly less expensive than traditional body work. The technique is called “paintless” because the dents are popped back out from the inside, so nothing comes into contact with the outside of the car thus the paint is not damaged.
The techniques required to do this require special training which often involves a two week specialization course during which the techniques are practiced on a variety of different types of cars, trucks, and vans. The pay can be significant, as well. The average income for a repair is about $100 and the average technician might do 3 repairs per day, which is $300 per day, or $1,500 per week.
Paintless dent repair continues to become more popular as people learn about it and realize that it is a much less expensive alternative to traditional bodywork.