No matter how careful you are when you’re driving, acquiring a dent in your vehicle is still possible, especially if you spend much time driving around the Twin Cities. Even if you park your car all the way out at the very edge of the parking lot, your savvy is no match for careless drivers who park near next to you and then slam their doors into your car.


Thankfully, most dents can be removed quickly and easily thanks to a technology called paintless dent repair (PDR). In this post from Suburban Auto Body, we’re breaking down some of the most common paintless dent repair myths. To schedule your PDR services, give us a call today!

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Before we get into the misconceptions many drivers have about PDR, let’s break down how the process works. PDR is possible when auto body technicians are able to get behind the dent and massage it out. The great thing about PDR is that it doesn’t affect your factory paint job. There’s also no need to add fillers or sand anything on your vehicle.


Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about how PDR works and what its limitations are. These are some of the more common PDR myths we’ve encountered as seasoned Twin Cities auto body technicians:

1.    I can just DIY it, right?

As professional technicians, we fix more botched DIY home repairs than we’d care to admit. In the age of YouTube, it seems like everyone is an expert. And why would you want to pay for something you can handle yourself? Unfortunately, this is exactly the kind of thinking that leads to more serious problems. And if the advice you got online doesn’t pan out, you’re the one who has to cover the damages. You can even end up damaging your ADAS system or paint job.

2.    ADAS-enabled vehicles can’t be repaired with PDR.

ADAS technology is becoming more common these days, and for good reason. ADAS-capable vehicles offer an unparalleled level of safety, reducing the chance of collisions significantly. While it’s true that removing any panels can affect ADAS calibration, our auto body team is experienced with ADAS recalibration, which means once we’re done, your ride will be safer than before you brought it in!

3.    PDR is costly.

Although significant body repair can come with a hefty price tag, the beauty of PDR is that it doesn’t take nearly as much time, saving you significantly on labor hours. And because paintless repair works with your existing panels, you won’t have to pay for new OEM parts.

Schedule Paintless Dent Repair Today!

Are you tired of looking at that unsightly door ding you got last Christmas? Don’t put off repairs another day! Give us a call at 651-633-8900 or contact our technicians online to get your free quote on PDR today. And remember, there’s nothing like a great-looking ride!