Can it be Fixed with PDR? A Complete Guide to Paintless Dent Repair

Multiple dents around vehicle wheel well

Can My Dent be Fixed with PDR?

If your vehicle has sustained a nasty dent, whether it’s a parking lot scar or a dent from an accident, there’s a good chance it can be repaired with PDR. Most minor dents can be repaired by the dent repair experts at Dented so long as the paint is still intact, and the dent isn’t too complex in nature. Since paintless dent repair can remove 80-90% of dents, it is the best way to get a dent out of your car.

If we can access the area behind the dent, we can often massage out the dent with the Paintless Dent Repair process. The best thing about PDR is that we do not need to add body filler, need to repaint, or even disturb your vehicle’s factory paint during the repair process. Because of this, PDR is also far less time consuming than the traditional dent repair process where a body panel is sanded down, body filler is added, and the panel is repainted.

If you want to have your vehicle dent free for a fraction of the cost and in less time, the paintless dent repair process is a great way to restore your vehicle’s body panels. Most Paintless dent repairs can be done for much less money than repainting and traditional repairs and can be completed in less than a day!

We understand that many of you still have questions about the paintless dent repair process, so we have created an in-depth guide to answer many of the PDR questions you may have. After reading this, you will have a better understanding of the repair process and whether or not your vehicle can be repaired with PDR.

Close up of a dent in vehicle

How to fix car dents of different shapes with PDR?

Every dent is unique in some way. No two vehicles have the exact same shape, and no two objects or other vehicles that could cause damage to your vehicle have exactly the same shape. Because of this, we see a wide variety of dents in all shapes and sizes.

You may be wondering – “how does the shape of my dent affect its ability to be repaired with the paintless dent repair process?” – It’s a bit of a long-winded answer, but it plays a role in it’s repairability!

Dent Complexity

An important part of paintless dent repair and determining if the process can repair your dent is assessing the complexity of the dent itself. A more complex dent means that it is more difficult to repair. There are a few different factors to consider:

Creasing in the Dent

If the dent is creased, it means that it may not be able to repair with PDR. Although there are many skilled PDR technicians in the world, creases make it difficult to restore the body panel to its regular shape. A good example of dent complexity and how creasing affects the dent repair process is squeezing a pop can or pop bottle.

Think of it this way. When you squeeze a pop can or pop bottle, it will leave a dent. If the dent you leave in it is round and smooth, you can normally manipulate the can or bottle with your hands and easily squeeze out the dent to return it to its original shape.

However, If you crease the can or bottle when you squeeze it, no matter how hard you try to pop the crease out, a ridge will always exist. You can continue to fight with the dent and the crease as much as you’d like, it will almost never return to its original shape.

The same theory applies to your vehicle. Although different materials are often used, and automotive paint has different properties and elasticity, a round dent is easier to pop out, and creasing will make it difficult.

Most PDR technicians have specialty tools, picks, hammers, and equipment that make it possible to remove some dents with mild creasing, but these dents usually need to be repaired with the traditional dent repair process as the paint will need to be disturbed, and body filler will need to be applied. In some extreme cases, the panel may even need to be replaced.

The Depth of the Dent

Another important consideration is the depth of the dent itself in your vehicle. Dents that are shallower are often easier to repair than deeper dents. Given that more of the vehicle’s body panel will be affected by a deeper dent, it can limit it’s repairability and the integrity of the vehicle’s body panel as well. The deeper the dent, the less likely the panel will be to return to its original shape.

The elastic limit of your vehicle’s paint will also be a determining factor. Automotive paint can only flex so much before it begins to crack. The elasticity of paint varies from one auto manufacturer to another. Some vehicles have different thicknesses and additives in the pain that allow their paint to be more flexible whereas others are more brittle. A vehicle with more flexible paint can sustain a deeper and more complex dent without cracking, and a vehicle with more brittle paint and a harder clearcoat will crack sooner when damaged.

PDR technicians are trained to look for stress cracks and other signs that the damage may have exceeded the paint’s elastic limit before repairing your vehicle. If the paint is showing signs of cracking, your panel will need to be repainted, and the traditional dent repair process will be needed. It’ll be time to head to an auto body repair shop for that dent!

Dents are cool and charming written on a vehicle

Common Causes of Small Dents that can be Removed from a Car with PDR

The wonderful thing about paintless dent repair is that it can repair a number of different small dents that have been caused by a variety of things. It’s by far the quickest and most cost-effective form of small dent repair that exists. Some of you may be wondering what types of damage can be repaired with paintless dent repair and what some of the common causes of small dents may be. Almost every vehicle owner will return to their vehicle after parking it somewhere and notice some damage at some point in their lives. We’ve created a helpful list of what could cause a dent in your vehicle for you to determine what happened!

Collisions can be the cause of Small Dents

Collisions are often the cause of small dents. We all know that accidents happen and that vehicles bump into each other sometimes. If you see a small dent on your bumper, door, fender, or another body panel on your vehicle, it could have been caused by another vehicle bumping into it.

Look closely at your dent. If you can see another colour of paint in your dent, there is a good chance that another vehicle has bumped into yours. Although this may be alarming, the other vehicle’s paint will normally rub off and so long as your paint has not cracked and the impact scratching is not too severe, these dents can be repaired with paintless dent repair.

Door Dings are a Common Cause of Small Dents

We’ve all done it before. Either you accidentally parked a bit too close to another vehicle, or they did at the grocery store. While you’re trying to put your groceries away inside the cab of your vehicle or get inside, you accidentally bump the door of another vehicle. In most cases, vehicles have side trim and other things to protect the actual body panels from sustaining damage, In some cases, vehicles do not have them and end up with a nasty dent on the side.

Door dings have a pretty distinctive shape to them. Most doors have a round outer edge that comes into contact with a body panel on your vehicle and will impact your vehicle with a swinging motion. The result is a sort of egg or crescent-shaped dent that will also sometimes have a ridge or mild crease on the inside.

In terms of the repairability of door dings, the same rules apply as a small dent repair from a collision. There is often some impact scratching on the surface from the other door coming into contact with your vehicle and sometimes even a trace of other paint left behind. So long as the paint has not cracked, there isn’t any severe creasing in the dent, and the area behind the dent can be accessed, door dings can be repaired with paintless dent repair.

Hail Damage can be Repaired with Paintless Dent Repair

During the rainy season, PDR technicians are usually kept pretty busy thanks to the many hail damage repairs that need to be made. Hail damage normally affects the horizontal body panels on a vehicle. When hail falls from the sky, it will commonly leave tiny dents on the hood, the roof, the trunk, the tops of the fenders, and quarter panels on your vehicle.

Bigger hailstones falling from the sky means that there are likely bigger dents in your vehicle. In some cases, the sides of your vehicle can even be damaged by hail as well if there are heavy winds during a hail storm. Strong blowing winds can cause the side of the vehicle facing the wind to be hail damaged and also require hail damage repair.

The main thing to consider with hail damage is the size and quantity of the dents that your vehicle has sustained in a hail storm. If the hailstones are large enough, they can actually create dents that are too big or too complex to be repaired by the paintless dent repair process.

Because most hailstones are round in nature, they leave a dent in your vehicle that is similar to what would be caused by a golf ball. There is often no impact scratching from hailstones because they are smooth, but PDR technicians will need to ensure that there is no stress cracking in your vehicles paint as a deeper dent could exceed the elastic limit of your paint. As long as there is no cracking and the area behind the body panel can be accessed, a small dent from hail damage can normally be repaired. PDR is one of the best options available for hail damage repair.

Small Dents Caused by Sports Accidents

Another common cause of dents in vehicles is sporting accidents. We’ve all seen it happen in the movies before, a kid hits a baseball out of the park, someone’s aim is off with a golf shot, and some kind of sports ball lands on a vehicle and damages it. In the spring and summer during sports season, this happens quite often.

Things like basketballs, baseballs, soccer balls, golf balls, and more can leave dents in your vehicle when they fly off course. Luckily, the dents caused by these sporting accidents are often minor and shallow round dents that can be repaired by the paintless dent repair process.

When sporting balls come into contact with your vehicle, they often just create a round rent with no impact scratching. In some extreme cases, golf balls can leave more severe dents, but it is unlikely. If your vehicle’s factory paint is not showing any signs of cracking at the area behind the dent can be accessed by a PDR technician, these small dents can often be removed, and your vehicle will look good as new!

Other Things That Cause Small Dents in Vehicles

There are many other things that can cause small dents in your vehicle. Things like falling objects, like an apple falling from a tree or something dropped from a roof can cause dents on your vehicle’s horizontal body panes. Even incidents as mundane as a shopping cart in a mall parking lot bumping into your vehicle or a child riding their bike into your vehicle can cause small dents.

Regardless of what causes the dent in your vehicle, so long as the dent is not too severe, the paint is intact, and the area behind the body panel can be accessed by the PDR technician, the small dents in your vehicle can be repaired by the paintless dent repair process.

Dented employee works on mini cooper hood

How Paintless Dent Repair works for Body Panels?

Many people want to know which body panels can be fixed with paintless dent repair on a vehicle. The answer to this question isn’t completely straightforward. It depends on the material that the body panel has been made of, the shape of the panel, the severity of the dent, and the location of the panel on the vehicle and how it affects access to behind the panel. We’ve gathered some information on the types of body panels that can be fixed with PDR.

Hoods can be fixed with Paintless Dent Repair

Generally speaking, most alloy and sheet metal hoods can be repaired with the PDR process. Seeing as most hoods can either be easily removed from the vehicle and the liner can be removed from the hood, PDR technicians can easily access the area underneath your hood to pop out dents.

If your vehicle’s hood sustains a small dent from hail, a falling object, a sports ball, or another circumstance, it can generally be repaired with the PDR process. As long as the paint is still okay and the dent is not too complex. A PDR technician will be able to repair the hood on your vehicle.

There are some types of hoods like carbon fibre hoods or fibreglass hoods that cannot be repaired with PDR. If you have one of these hoods on your vehicle, they are unlikely to be dented, but they will need to be replaced or repaired by an auto body shop.

Most Doors can be Repaired with PDR

Similar to hoods, most alloy and sheet metal doors on your vehicle can be repaired with the PDR process. Because most doors can either be easily removed from the vehicle or the door card, inner cover, or door skin can be removed, PDR technicians can easily access the area behind your doors to pop out dents and restore them to their original shape.

If your door has a small to medium-sized dent from a collision, a door ding, or something else coming into contact with it, the door can generally be repaired with the PDR process. As long as the paint is not cracked, doesn’t have severe impact scratching, and the dent is not too complex, a PDR technician will be able to repair your door.

There are some instances where your door may not be able to be repaired with PDR. Some vehicles have plastic door skins and other things where dents may not pop out, like metal or alloy will. If this is the case, your vehicle will need to go to an auto body shop.

Typically Front Fenders can be Repaired with Paintless Dent Repair

Because front fenders are generally easily removed, the area behind dents in them can be accessed and repaired with the PDR process. Fenders usually bolt onto a support or a piece of your vehicle’s frame making them simple to remove. Once removed, technicians can easily access the area behind them to pop out dents and restore them to their original shape.

If your fender has sustained a dent from a collision or something else coming into contact with it, if the paint is intact, it can probably be repaired with the PDR process. There are some instances where your fender may not be able to be repaired with PDR. Some dents in fenders on body lines end up being too sharp or complex in nature to be removed and for the fender to be restored to its original shape. In cases like these, the fender will need to be replaced, and your vehicle will have to be repaired with the traditional auto body repair process.

Quarter Panels Can Normally be Repaired by PDR

Quarter panels have some of the same characteristics as front fenders, but they can normally not be removed from your vehicle. Quarter panels are usually an integral part of the vehicle’s body, like the body pillars that attach to them. In most cases, the area behind quarter panels can be accessed from inside your vehicle’s trunk or where your tail light attaches to your vehicle.

If your quarter panel has sustained a dent from a collision, a door ding, or something else coming into contact with it, it can generally be repaired with PDR so long as the paint is intact and the dent is not too complex. Some dents on body lines on a quarter panel end up being too sharp or complex in nature to be removed and for the fender to be restored to its original shape. In cases like these, body filler will need to be applied to the panel and your vehicle will have to be repaired with the traditional auto body repair process.

The Vehicle’s Roof Can Normally be Repaired by PDR

The roof of a vehicle is a large horizontal surface and is often prone to getting dents from things falling on it like hail, baseballs, and even sometimes fruit! Luckily, most roof dents are completely repairable with the PDR process.

As long as the headliner in your vehicle can be removed, it is fairly easy for a PDR technician to access the area behind your dents and remove them from your vehicle’s roof. Hail damage and other roof dents from round objects falling on them can generally be removed as they do not damage your paint or severely deform the panel. In some cases, where a tree branch, a rock, or a heavy object has fallen on your roof, the dent may be too severe to be repaired with PDR. In these extreme cases, your vehicle will need body filler to be applied or even a new roof.

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How does your Paint Affect the Process of Getting Dent out of Car?

Although it may seem like your paint has nothing to do with removing a dent from a metal or aluminum body panel, it actually has a lot to do with it and what the limits of the PDR process are!

As we previously mentioned, automotive paint has an elastic limit of how much it can stretch before cracking occurs. Some paints are more flexible than others and can sustain a larger, more severe dent before the paint is damaged or disturbed. If the paint has cracked or it has been scratched down to the metal, it is unlikely that the paintless dent repair process will repair your dent, and your vehicle’s body panel will need to be repainted.

The cool thing about modern automotive paint is that it provides more than just aesthetic value. It does a lot more than just make your vehicle look pretty! It acts as a protective layering and has many desirable properties.

Most water based acrylic polyurethane enamel paints have great elastic properties and are still very environmentally friendly. Because of their great elasticity and resilience, impacts and dents that would normally cause your paint’s elastic limit to be exceeded and crack or become damaged are now completely repairable by the PDR process.

Some older automotive paints do not have the same elasticity or resilience that modern automotive paints. Some exceptions do exist to this rule, though. Some modern vehicles use more brittle paints and clear coats that can cause paint to be less elastic than water based acrylic polyurethane enamel paints. We’ve all seen old vehicles in junkyards and parking lots from the seventies and eighties where a minor dent has caused the paint to crack and begin to chip off. In cases like this, the panel simply needs to be repainted.

Side profile of a small car with dents

Body Panel Materials that can be Repaired with PDR

Generally speaking, most metals and alloy body panels can be repaired with the paintless dent repair process. If your vehicle is made of sheet metal, aluminum, or an alloy, so long as the panel isn’t too severely damaged, it can be repaired with the PDR process. This is because these types of panels can be shaped with manual tools, are malleable, and have a metal memory, as discussed above. Most vehicle’s body panels can be repaired with the paintless dent repair process, but there are some that cannot.

Materials that cannot be repaired by PDR

There are some body panels that are made of different materials with good reason, but they cannot be repaired with the paintless dent repair process. Things like plastic bumpers, fibreglass fenders, carbon fibre hoods, and composites cannot be repaired with the paintless dent repair process.

This is because most of these materials are unlikely to dent to begin with. Although plastic bumpers and doors sometimes sustain dents that can be popped out easily, these panels cannot be fixed with PDR as they do not have a metal memory like other panels. When damaged, plastic panels are normally just discarded and replaced. Things like bumpers, trim, and other plastic parts of your vehicle will need to be ordered from a dealership or auto body shop.

When it comes to more brittle materials like fibreglass or carbon fibre, the materials are more likely to crack or split when damaged and do not dent. If this is the case, they will need to be repaired with filler or professionally by another specialist.

Rusted ram pickup truck

The Types of Vehicles that can be Dent Repaired with PDR

Almost any vehicle can be repaired with PDR. As long as the vehicle is constructed with one of the repairable materials that were listed above, they can be repaired with the paintless dent repair process. The PDR technicians at Dented have repaired it all! When it comes to cars, we have worked on coupes, sedans, wagons, high end sports cars, and more. We love pulling dents out of beautiful cars and restoring them to their original condition.

We have worked on many different types of larger passenger vehicles to remove dents as well. We have used paintless dent repair to fix dents in trucks, SUV’s, Jeeps, Crossovers, Vans, Mini Vans, Panel Vans, and more.

Whether your vehicle has a unibody construction or body on frame, we can remove dents from your vehicle and make it look as good as the day you first drove it home. Different vehicles come with different complexities, but they can all almost certainly be repaired with paintless dent repair so long as the damage is not too severe.

Trunk of a lexus suv with a dent

How does Metal Memory Affect the Paintless Dent Repair Process?

One of the things that the paintless dent repair process relies on is “Metal Memory”. This basically means that the metal has a tendency to want to return to its original shape. Normally, this can be attained with PDR as long as the dent hasn’t exceeded one of the limits we have mentioned above.

The problem with larger dents is that sometimes the metal can become stretched. This is normally what has happened if your paint has started to crack. In these cases, it will no longer want to return to its original shape as it has been given a new memory.

When a dent has a sharp ridge, creasing, or anything that looks like it could cause the metal to twist or tear, the metal has almost certainly been stretched. This is why these cases make it extremely difficult to repair with the PDR process. Panels like this often require body filler or replacement to make the panel appear as if it still retains its original shape.

Dented employee inspecting PDR work

The Paintless Dent Repair Assessment Process

Many of our customers wonder how the paintless dent repair damage assessment process works. It’s really quite simple! Damage assessment needs to occur before we begin working on a customer’s vehicle to ensure we aren’t trying to repair a dent that cannot be repaired due to the severity of the dent or another roadblock.

The first step in the assessment process is to look closely at the dent and determine the severity of the damage. Our estimators will look for many of the signs we mentioned above that would indicate that your dent could not be repaired. They ensure the metal is not stretched, the paint’s elastic limit has not been exceeded, that there are no extreme ridges or creases in the dent, and that the impact scratching can be polished out. If the dent is within these parameters, the estimator moves onto the second step.

The second step in the paintless dent repair process has to do with accessing the area behind the dent. Given that your dent could be anywhere on your vehicle, it could be in a location where a PDR technician could not access the area behind the dent which will impede the ability to repair the dent. If it is impossible to access the area behind the dent for whatever reason, the dent cannot be repaired with PDR.

The third step is to estimate the dent repair cost for the panel on your vehicle. Estimators look at the factors above, the quantity of dents, and do a dent repair cost analysis and estimate. In some cases, if there are many dents on a panel or the cost of repairing with PDR exceeds the cost of replacing the panel, we will suggest that the customer take that route. The estimator will also take into account damaged trim pieces and get a quote on what it will cost to replace parts like this.

After this has been completed, a quote is created and reviewed with the customer or the insurance company. If the quote is approved, the repair is scheduled, and the PDR technicians will repair the vehicle.

Although there is an in-depth assessment process, 80-90% of dents in vehicles can be repaired with the PDR process. We complete the assessment process to ensure that we are working in the customer’s best interests and to ensure that the repair can be completed without any complications. We want to ensure that your car looks as good as the day it rolled off the lot after your dents have been repaired with paintless dent repair.

The Average Paintless Dent Repair Cost

The cost of repairing your dent depends on the factors listed above in the assessment process. A dent that is more complex will take more time to repair and cost more than a simple dent repair. A dent that is more difficult to repair because the area behind the dent cannot be accessed easily will also take the technician more time to repair and cost more.

Another thing to take into account is the quantity of dents on your vehicle. A roof with hail damage and 30 dents will also be more expensive to repair than a single door ding. Regardless, it is difficult to ballpark exactly what it will cost to repair your dent. No two dents are alike so it is hard to compare!

Regardless of the cost, paintless dent repair is always going to be cheaper than the traditional dent repair process, and it is better for the environment too. Because we do not need to use body fillers, to repaint, or use harmful chemicals with the paintless dent repair process, we don’t have an adverse impact on the environment, and we save you money. Although our trained technicians have a comparable labour rate to an auto body shop, we can often repair dents quicker and save material costs over the traditional dent repair process. Paintless dent repair is the cheapest and most efficient way to repair dents on your vehicle.

For all of your Paintless Dent Repair Needs, Visit Dented

We hope you found this comprehensive guide on paintless dent repair helpful and you found answers to many of your PDR related questions. We want to ensure that you’re well educated about repairing your vehicle so that you understand how PDR can repair your vehicle without breaking your wallet. It really is one of the best ways to get a dent out of your car.

At Dented, we go the extra mile to ensure having your dents repaired is as quick and painless as possible. We treat each and every customer’s vehicle like our own and ensure that we provide the best workmanship and quality with every repair that we complete. That is the Dented advantage and how we deliver quality that cannot be matched by our competitors. If you want your vehicle repaired by true professionals so that it looks as good as the day your car drove off the dealership parking lot, pay a visit to Dented today for a quote.

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I like to do my homework when it comes to understanding how things work and researching the best service provider.I called in and spoke to Josh who gave me an estimate over the phone and I booked an appointment for the same day around noon.I was greeted by Emily at the reception and then the technician who took me throughout the process (I forgot their name)Within an hour they were able to get my new car back to its original condition (it was a very minor ding)I’d come back in the future if I have to get PDR done and also bring in my other car to them.Highly recommended!!
Karandeep Walia
Karandeep Walia
19:21 22 May 24
Fantastic experience at Dented! I am blown away at how perfectly they repaired two big dents in the quarter panel of my Volvo, in a timely manner and at a super reasonable price. Thank you Josh and Jason for exceptional service and results! HIGHLY recommend.
Karen Fonteyne
Karen Fonteyne
00:25 13 Apr 24
Dented just completed their repairs on my car today. Anyways, long story short, the folks that I encountered at the shop were extremely professional and solid on their work ethics.That said, the folks at Dented are human like the rest of us and there were some issues, the majority of these issues were due to the Lexus' logistical supply chain, but any bumps on Dented's end was seen to immediately and professionally. How a company deals with its responsibilities and any errors on their part is the unspoken divide between a first rate professional group and one ring circus; the folks at Dented are professionals and should the need arise once again, Dented will be my first choice for repairs.
Huy N
Huy N
03:12 10 Apr 24
These guys are amazing. Someone door dinged my new Subaru and I couldn’t even look at it without getting upset. The team at Dented put the pleasure back into ownership. I don’t know how they managed to reverse the damage but the car is like new and I am very picky with detailing my car. A great experience and very reasonably priced! Highly recommended.
David Shaw
David Shaw
14:11 13 Mar 24
Took my 2020 F150 in to have hail damage repaired. Lots of dents. Well I got it back yesterday and it looks like a brand new truck. All dents gone, nice and clean, polished, looks great. Very happy with the work done and the service I got. VERY HAPPY INDEED. Thankyou.
Thomas Dick
Thomas Dick
15:30 16 Feb 24
So impressed with the personal and attentive nature of this little diamond in the rough. I was referred by a friend and now I know why. Fast, affordable and great customer service. My hood was dented and scraped pretty bad - now looks brand new
Melissa B
Melissa B
00:50 16 Feb 24
Friendly, fast, quality work and great service at a fair price. I had a small dent on my driver side door, but in a questionable spot for a successful repair to be completed on my truck. Josh was very professional and the team there at Dented did an excellent job in repairing the dent on my vehicle fast and without issue. Highly recommend these guys.........
Bob Calgaryab
Bob Calgaryab
21:58 13 Dec 23
DENTED did an absolutely amazing repair of a ~10cms by ~10cms dent in the side panel of my Outback. There is no way one can tell the panel was damaged - very impressive. People at DENTED were friendly and very helpful. More importantly, my car was repaired in a week, whereas I would have to waited for up to a month for an appraisal at a body shop and then probably another month for them to complete the repair plus charge me a lot more money than DENTED. Highly recommend DENTED
Nigel Watts
Nigel Watts
12:00 30 Nov 23
Got a quote here on the hail repair for my Subaru Impreza. The staff were kind and friendly and even helped me navigate the insurance claim with my provider. This place has great staff and provides exceptional service.
Conor Murphy
Conor Murphy
18:23 29 Nov 23
I had a bad door ding on my car & they fixed it like new! They were fast, knowledgeable & affordable.
Adelle Rennich
Adelle Rennich
00:02 24 Nov 23
Pretty fast and fair priced. Would’ve given 5 stars but they nicked the window in a few spots during the PDR process since they went through the window sill. Could’ve used tape to easily avoid this from happening.
Kenneth Alegre
Kenneth Alegre
19:42 29 Jul 23
Working me into a tight schedule that was my fault for leaving the repair til the deadline when nobody else could, the quality of the repair and the friendly and communicative service throughout. They saved my hail claim and the truck's never looked better. Seeing the classic and luxury cars in their workshop when they brought me in the back was good peace of mind and I feel like they treated my old Dodge and myself as a customer the same as they must with the higher dollar clientele that obviously come here for a reason. Come to this shop to be treated above the normal standard.Thank you
Tanner Wiberg
Tanner Wiberg
01:39 20 Jun 23
Excellent work and service at a fair price. I had 2 small dents from door dings in my new SUV. Dented did the repair work and you can’t even see where the dents were. So pleased. Nice people working there. So nice to find a good business in this economy.
Michele Driscoll
Michele Driscoll
04:09 08 Jun 23
I had a creased dent above my front wheel on a 2010 Camaro. I took it in to Spencer and he said they should be able to get the dent out. Within a day, they had the car in and repaired. Not only did they take the dent and crease out but managed to restore the factory car lines. The car looks as good as new. You would never know it had ever been damaged. Absolutely fantastic service from Spencer, Lokki and Joanne!! Lokki was the tech that worked on it. I can't believe what a fabulous job they did. Top notch service from beginning to end and very reasonable rates. I would highly recommend Dented to anyone needing work done.
Sheila Karrington
Sheila Karrington
00:54 11 May 23
Wow! All I can say is that the team at Dented did an absolutely amazing job repairing the dents on my bike's gas tank. I'm blown away that they were able to achieve such excellent results, especially considering the severity of the dents and the complexity of the tank. Their customer service was top-notch, and their turnaround time was fantastic! I'll definitely be returning for any future dent repair needs.
Evann Smith
Evann Smith
22:18 11 Apr 23
Perfect!my car has dent, but the paint was good, asked many shops and they all told me to change the fender and repaint it. But here, the original paint of the car was protected and the dent was repaired. I am very satisfied, thank you!
Seagull L
Seagull L
18:03 09 Jan 23
I was recommended to dented through my insurance (cooperators) for getting my hail damage repaired and they did an excellent job, can't tell anything ever happened and it was done right on time even though there turned out to be more work than the initial appraisal had suggested, so I am definitely satisifed. A technician came out to speak with me to clarify some things and he is clearly very honest and upfront about his work. I'll definitely be recommending them moving forward if anyone I know is in need of PDR.
Ashton Nguyen
Ashton Nguyen
15:22 06 Oct 22
Thank you very much for getting me in right away and doing a flawless repair. Such personal attention to detail. You are the pros. I’m sure the Boss won’t see the dent in his new tailgate anymore (like it never happened)
Mike Buschman
Mike Buschman
15:54 21 Jul 22
Amazing customer service!I called in asked about getting a nasty door dent fixed from my new truck. Someone decided to slam their door into mine.Joanne answered and was very helpful. When I arrived Lokki came out and did a full walk through. Pulled my truck in the back and 1 hour later my door looked like new and he removed a couple dents from my box bed also. Pricing was incredibly reasonable but the service and attention to detail far exceeded my expectations.I will be recommending this shop to everyone.Thanks again!!
Roel broek
Roel broek
16:36 01 Jul 22
I can't say enough good things about Dented. I got a quote from another dent repair place and they kept saying $1000 give or take, they kept repeating this so I knew it could possibly be allot higher. A friend recommended dented and said he had excellent work done by them. They had a look at my vehicle and quoted me over a few hundred dollars less with no "give or take". I booked with them right away. As the days were getting closer for my Appt I had another friend recommend another place that he's always gone to with his high end vehicles. He told me to go there to get a quote because they do excellent work, the jobs are perfectly done and he completely trusts them with his $100,000 plus vehicles. I dropped in and asked and the owner came out to look at the damage and immediately said no, nothing I can do and walked back inside. Then I started to worry because Dented quoted me such an amazing price how good would the job really be? I was worried if it needed to be painted?? , what if it looked only 50 %"?? , would I then have to bring it somewhere else to get more work done?? etc.. I called them to share my concerns and questions and thank god for Joanne, the office mger,,,, Amazing women. She could hear my stress and worry. Joanne was so sweet and calm, she answered all my questions and the "what ifs". When I hung up I was so happy. I stopped by while my vehicle was there with a paint pen Incase of little touch ups to the dent (which they can do, free of charge), while there Joanne took me to the back where they were working on my vehicle and had shown me what was done so far. It was beyond my expectations, it looked perfect. I also had some scratches on my 3m front bumper that I thought I would have to Peel off and replace but they buffed that out at no charge and that looked perfect, plus fixed another dent. I sent the pics of my finished vehicle to the friend with the luxury vehicles and he now will be coming here. Don't bother to shop around for quotes. Just come here. They will exceed your expectations.
Karyn Eales (Kealey_dawn)
Karyn Eales (Kealey_dawn)
19:29 14 Jun 22
I just brought my newly purchased Santa Fe to Dented to remove a ding on my rear quarter panel. Lokki met with me, discussed how the repair would be done, and gave me a very reasonable estimate. I am extremely happy with the repair; Lokki is an artist, and I can’t tell there was ever any damage.I highly recommend Dented. Very friendly staff and highly quality workmanship. Five stars!
H Robinson
H Robinson
15:04 08 Jun 22
Couldn't have had a better experience. Had my trucks hail damage repaired. Quick turn around time and my truck looks amazing. Super friendly staff. Highly recommend to anyone needing dent repair
Justin Hanrahan
Justin Hanrahan
03:32 29 Apr 22
My husband spoke with Spencer on a Wednesday and told Spencer that we had a dent on our car and that we needed it dealt with before Saturday. He told us to bring it in on Thursday and had it looking like new by Friday. Everyone there was so friendly and we both highly recommend that you take your vehicle there for any dents that you may have. They are also amazing when it comes to hail damage
Heather Bowker
Heather Bowker
19:55 24 Apr 22
DENTED did a fantastic job with the aluminum door panel of my Ford F150. They were very professional and genuinely wanted to help me avoid having to get my door replaced at a body shop after a low speed rub I had. Highly recommended I was amazed at what they were able to do! See the pictures.
Aaron Tang
Aaron Tang
03:59 23 Apr 22
Joanne is a pleasure to deal with and this shop is very cost effective and good quality. I was in automotive business for 7 years and this shop is top 2 for sure!
Drew MacIver
Drew MacIver
18:26 14 Feb 22
They did a beautiful job on my F150 after some major hail damage. Very happy and highly recommend.
Rob Covell
Rob Covell
21:59 04 Jan 22
Outstanding skills these guys have, with friendly customer service! Highly recommend this place!
Gábor Szabó
Gábor Szabó
17:04 03 Dec 21
My son’s car was the victim of a hit and run in a parking lot. Large dent in the front bumper. Immediately thought $$$ thousands of dollars in repairs. The vehicle is 10 years old so spending a load of cash was not reasonable. I called Dented at the recommendation of a good friend and previous Dented customer. The crew at Dented did such an amazing job I could not believe it!! Very affordable, amazing work! Highly recommend calling them before you consider anyone else!!
Jason Fleury
Jason Fleury
05:09 30 Nov 21
I recently went here with my dad, hoping to get some of the dents in his car fixed. The technician describe the work they can do and what is expected. In the end the work they did on the car was exactly as they described and perhaps even better. If you need to get a dent fixed, this is the perfect place to go. Highly recommended!
Chao Wu
Chao Wu
09:26 24 Nov 21
I had some large dents from sliding off a rv pad into a couple trees. A few scratches from my dog from jumping out the window and a few smaller dings that were there when purchased Spencer and the dented team took everything out. Very well priced and was complete in one day. A fantastic experience. $300 cheap than the competition. They even installed a side mirror I had purchased for nothing.
Darryl Murphy
Darryl Murphy
03:18 09 Nov 21
I had a little dent from a flying rock on the hood of my vehicle. Took my car to DENTED because they helped me with a door ding about two years ago and I was very pleased with the service.Locky from DENTED was very professional and friendly when helping me with booking the appointment. The dent was fixed and the price was great. Highly recommended!
Wai L
Wai L
00:10 27 Oct 21
I brought my f150 in for a dent in one of my doors. I got a quick estimate from Josh who was knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining what needed to be done. I was able to get my truck in quickly and my husband and I are very impressed with the results. The price was very reasonable and I am glad that I chose to come here. Thanks guys!
Jennifer Hilman
Jennifer Hilman
03:58 25 Sep 21
My car was covered with hail damage, I am extremely pleased with the quality of work!! The car was very clean, they are very professional and it was repaired in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend this business!
Douglas Scott
Douglas Scott
19:32 26 Jul 21
I was referred to Dented (Calgary) by great long-time (1967) Calgary auto body business, Hallmark Auto Body, as the damage was minimal and they thought Dented should have a look at it. Got the repair done by Dented and they did a terrific job. They are professional, friendly, got my car in quickly, and finished the job quickly at a reasonable cost. Awesome quality of work and people. Highly recommended.
D S
D S
06:03 16 Jul 21
My daughter had a minor accident that left her passenger door dented. I called and emailed photos to several places. Some didn't reply back at all, others quoted me very high, and some told me that it would have to go to an autobody shop. Dented was quick to reply, very courteous, and provided me with an extremely competitive price. The work was completed on time, and far exceeded all of my expectations. The door literally looks better than before the accident. No defects, no painting required, all scratches buffed out, and absolutely PERFECT. Huge shout-out to Spencer at Dented!! I recommend this place to everyone in Calgary. I rate it 11/10.
Paul Mesquita
Paul Mesquita
16:39 13 Jul 21
Fantastic experience. Very professional & refreshingly courteous staff. Honest and upfront with our repair and the possible outcome. Invoice was as estimated to the penny and our car was ready when promised. And the repair turned out even better than we'd hoped ! Extremely satisfied and I would highly recommend their services - definitely worth a first visit when looking for repair estimates.
Gary Marasco
Gary Marasco
16:51 09 May 21
Amazing restoration you would never know there were three door dings. I am very pleased with the results. Hopefully I won't have to come back but if I must this will be my first choice.
G B
G B
23:36 29 Apr 21
I had a crease in my truck fender about 2 feet long on my aluminum body F150. No damage to the paint but the long crease was noticeable. Miracle workers would describe what these folks did - it is completely gone and like brand new. They are not only great at what they do, they are all very friendly, timely and affordable. Highly recommended!
Fisk Stampede
Fisk Stampede
20:59 27 Jan 21
They managed to get me in and did an excellent job for a reasonable price
Ben C
Ben C
18:27 03 Dec 20
I brought my hail dented F350 in for repairs and was met by reception and Joanne who were terrific in that they went above and beyond to ensure I received not only the best service but the best repair work I have experienced. They colour matched the paint perfectly and ensured that all the work was completed to a result that was as good as new. Congratulations and thanks guys - great job!!
George Lensen
George Lensen
22:30 28 Oct 20
Had a couple of door dings and a paint scrape. Fixed and without any evidence of the damage left.
Neil Zinger
Neil Zinger
22:14 19 Sep 20
Took my car in for hail damage and had such an amazing experience. Lokki did the estimate and Spencer did the repair. Both were very honest about how the repair may not be perfect due to a bad repair job done on the car in the past. The work was done in less than a day and I couldn't be happier with the results. When I picked up the car, Spencer pointed out some of the imperfections but I really couldn't see them. 100% recommend for any repairs.
Angela R
Angela R
00:09 18 Jul 20
All staff is very friendly and good communication. One staff (forgot his name) he willing to show me how Dent works and try communication. I felt great that im part of it. My SUV has hsil damaged and I'm Deaf. They are amazing service.
Wanda W
Wanda W
15:28 10 Jul 20
These guys are great. They took me in the next morning from when I called. They were friendly and the quality was on point. I highly recommend Dent Force for your paintless dent repair!
Alex Bershadsky
Alex Bershadsky
00:36 05 Jul 20
Highly recommended! I had over $4000 worth of hail damage on my new car and the team had it completely fixed in less than 48 hours!! I am so happy I chose to go with them. Joanne at the front desk was so friendly and helpful. She even went above and beyond to coordinate with my rental car company to make the logistics super easy! And Thank you to the entire team for making this process smooth and stress-free. They even gave my car back to me cleaner than when it was dropped off! So impressed, thank you 🙂
Chantal Winstanley
Chantal Winstanley
23:02 03 Jul 20
Mark did such an amazing job on my car!! It looks brand new, the craftsmanship is unreal. All the other body shops hesitated to do the work or said that it was unrepairable. I am very thankful for them
Omzzz Z
Omzzz Z
19:31 10 Jan 20
Amazing job on a couple nasty door dings. Wouldn't even know they happened. Great price too. Definitely recommend Dent Force!
James Bridden
James Bridden
02:30 24 Dec 19
Great Customer Experience! Thanks David for your professionalism. Had many dents on my BMW X6 and was so happy to see it all gone!Edmonton location great team with great experience! Found them on the internet with excellent ratings! Went there and sharing the same excellent 5 Star Rating! TOTALLY RECOMMENDED to everyone! Cheers!
Ken Panyanouvong
Ken Panyanouvong
03:50 03 Oct 19
A++++ work. They are quick, efficient and do great work. I was in within the week and told it would take a day and a half. They had the work done (hail damage) earlier than expected and even cleaned the inside and out of the car!! The dealership I bought it from didn't even do that. They were great to deal with and if you need work done, I wouldn't hesitate to have them do it. Thank you for the great work!
Anne Halcro
Anne Halcro
22:59 04 Jun 19
Dave Clarke and his team did an excellent job! Great service and quality work all around.Would definitely recommend Dent Force and will use them again in the future.
Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson
02:26 17 Jan 19
Dent Force did an amazing job on our Mercedes that took a huge rock to the hood. Highly recommended.
Darren Thompson
Darren Thompson
17:31 15 Jan 19
Awesome work that was quickly and professionally executed. My vehicle looks like it rolled off the showroom floor. I can't thank you enough!!
O Lee
O Lee
03:41 16 Nov 18
The only place that took our car in. All other places sent us to body shop. Awesome job by these guys, huge dent is gone. Friendly and professional service. Highly recommended!
Remi Rimavicius
Remi Rimavicius
12:37 29 Sep 18
My mom recently got two shopping cart dents and the auto body shop quoted $1,200 to repair each one. Saw the Dent Force ad on Global and decided to give them a try. Received a quote for $300 to repair both dents. They were very friendly and completed the repairs the next day. My mom was very thrilled with their service and their quality of work. She couldn't tell where the original dents were. Very good quality for small dings and dents. Definitely recommend them.
Micayla Korol
Micayla Korol
03:19 29 Aug 18
It hailed in Calgary and my SUV sustained damage from the hood to the tailgate. My insurer arranged for the assessment at Dent Force, and I witnessed a clean, well organized, and efficient shop for the 30 minutes I watched as they inspected every mark on my vehicle. Thorough work and great advice when I asked bodywork related questions. I left my vehicle with them that day, and they completed the job within days, meeting their delivery date and returning my SUV looking better than it has in years. Professional and friendly with great quality. It's not often you see a business run so well. Bring your bodywork here. You won't regret it.
Shawn Pallesen
Shawn Pallesen
02:51 18 Aug 18
Incredibly good customer service and quality workmanship. I would recommend Dent Force to everyone. They efficiently coordinated removal of dents, as well as the parts ordering, replacement and repainting on my Mercedes. All I had to do was take it to them!
Brier Reid
Brier Reid
16:28 01 Nov 17
The only place for all your Paintless Dent Repair needs! Have been dealing with Dent Force for years and they are always consistent and professional. Their goal is to make sure the customer is happy!!! Keep it up guys!
NA Nana
NA Nana
16:36 21 Sep 17
A few weeks after getting a new vehicle, my wife ended up with a door ding. After shopping around and getting a few quotes, I decided to get the door ding fixed at Dent Force. Dent Force did an excellent job of removing the door ding. It's like the door ding never happened. They also helped take care of a paint scratch. I would not hesitate to use Dent Force again. 5 stars!
Ray Hauser
Ray Hauser
21:06 09 Jul 17
Awesome PDR repair shop. Highly recommend!
Dan MaddenWX
Dan MaddenWX
21:24 14 May 17
These guys did a great job and I had gone to three places these guys were cheapest and got me in same week. Conveniently located just off Blackfoot with friendly staff and a great Christmas display. I worked late and they had stored my truck inside and until I got it the next day. The temp was -20 so that was pretty sweet! I got rid of some nasty dents via their Paintless Dent Repair. Thanks!!
Adam Moore
Adam Moore
02:22 16 Dec 16
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