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The Cost of Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair is one of the least expensive forms of dent repair due to the nature of the process and the few materials used. The lack of fillers, primers, and paint involved in PDR make it more affordable than traditional dent repair processes, which is why so many people rely on it for their car repairs.

Another benefit of paintless dent repair is the original factory finish is still in place so no worries about imperfect color matches or other finish issues.

Of course, not all dents or cars are the same. Some dents are easier to repair than others, meaning some dents are less expensive to repair than others. There are specific dents that take more time, effort, or supplies to repair, leading to higher dent repair costs.


If a dent has any of these characteristics, it may have a higher dent repair cost:

  • Large or Deep Dents
  • Sharp Dents
  • Multiple dents
  • Stretched dents
  • Corner or edge dents
  • Dents on stiff curves
  • Creases

The type of material the dented area is made of also plays a part in the cost of its repair. These materials might lead to a higher cost of repairs:

  • High Strength Steel (HSS)/Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS)
  • Aluminum
  • Thin Metals
  • Double Panels/Heavily Braced Panels
  • Panels with Sound Deadening

Specific areas of a vehicle cost more to repair than others. Depending on the location of the dent and the characteristics of the car, there may be higher dent repair cost. Generally, any area that technicians will have difficulty accessing will cost a little more than traditional PDR. Some of the areas that typically cost more to repair are:

  • Panels with laminated glass
  • Extended Roof
  • Large Panels
  • Ribbed Roof

Furthermore, the process of dent repair necessary to repair a vehicle can made repairs cost more. Repairs that require special supplies like hot glue, for example, cost more than regular repairs because you’re paying for the cost of the supplies.

Certain vehicles may be subject to a specialized price, such as large or tall vehicles. These vehicles require more labor to repair, as technicians may be required to use step ladders to access the dented area.

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