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April 19, 2018
5 Reasons to Choose Paintless Dent Repair in Denver
Insurance claims for hail damage in the United States total nearly $15 billion a year.
Dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature can be quite expensive. If your car is hit by hailstones, chances are it will lead to a number of small dents.
Rather than letting this damage reduce the appeal of your vehicle, you need to think about hiring professionals to perform paintless dent repair.
Read below to find out more about the benefits of having this type of dent repair performed.
1. Get Your Car Back in a Hurry
If you are like most car owners, getting your car repaired and back on the road quickly is your main concern.
When getting paintless dent repair performed, you can get the fast turnaround you are after. Traditional dent repair usually requires drivers to leave their vehicle in the shop for weeks on end.
With paintless dent repair, you can have your car back on the road in a matter of days. If it's minor damage, we may be able to get you out of the shop in just one day.
2. A Cost-Effective Dent Removal Option
The first thing you will probably think about after experiencing hail damage is how much it is going to cost you.
If you live on a tight budget, you need to make sure the repairs you need will not break the bank. With this type of paintless dent removal, you can get the results you are after without paying too much money for the work.
3. The Insurance Companies Are Familiar With Paintless Dent Repair
In most cases, an insurance company will be very familiar with this type of dent repair.
Due to the affordability of this type of repair, most insurance policies will have no problem covering the cost of the work done. Choosing a dent repair shop that can help you deal with your insurance company is wise.
With their assistance, you can get a claim filed and approved in no time.
4. An Environmentally Friend Dent Repair Option
Do you consider yourself an eco-conscious person?
If so, having this paintless dent removal can help you reduce the impact your repairs have on the environment. Since no paints or solvents have to be used during this repair process, the harm to the environment is significantly reduced.
5. Maintain Your Car's Resale Value
Trying to sell a vehicle that has little dings and dents from a hail storm can be a bit difficult.
Instead of letting the resale of your car decline as a result of this hail damage, you need to get it fixed by professionals. The money you pay for paintless dent removal will be worth it considering the appeal it will allow your vehicle to maintain.
Have You Recently Experienced Hail Damage?
If your vehicle has been damaged by a hail storm, now is the time to get these dents fixed.
Are you in need of professional dent repair services? If so, contact Rocky Mountain Dent Service now to find out more about the work we can perform.
March 28, 2018
Hail Damage and Car Insurance
Today, Rocky Mountain Dent Service in Denver discusses the facts about hail damage and car insurance. Our professional, paintless dent repair services can get your vehicle in and out of the shop fast, without sacrificing quality. We even have the experience and expertise to work with your insurance carrier on a claim and offer options where there are zero out of pocket costs.
You probably don’t know that hail damage insurance claims are up 48% across the nation and right here in the Denver metro area, we had a multi-billion dollar storm just last year. While hail damage only affects the look of your vehicle, not the function, no owner wants to see the damage left over from hail every time they walk up to their car. While some car owners can live with a bit of damage, some may file a comprehensive insurance claim to get it taken care of right away.
So, let’s take a look at the facts regarding hail damage and car insurance.
If you have already purchased comprehensive car insurance coverage, before the hail damage occurred, you are covered. This type of car insurance also covers vandalism and theft. In order to get hail damage repaired, you will just have to pay the deductible and insurance will take care of the rest.
If the damage amount is more than the value of your car, your car may be totaled. If your vehicle is determined to be a total loss due to hail damage, ask your insurer to buy it for the salvage value. This will give you some cash back for the loss yet allow you to continue driving the vehicle. An inspection may be required in this case.
The insurance company will mail you a check for the amount calculated for your totaled vehicle minus your deductible. You can use this money how you choose. You can use it to repair the dings or not. Note that if you decide to use the money for anything other than the hail damage, later, if the vehicle is in an accident the pre-existing hail damage will be deducted from the settlement. That applies if you own your car outright. If you hold a loan, you must repair the vehicle.
Your insurance rate should not change due to a comprehensive insurance claim. These are not held against you as an auto accident may be. However, if you make multiple claims, you could be flagged as high risk, and hence your insurance rate may go up.
When it comes to hail damage and car insurance, some of our clients ask whether the title of their vehicle will be affected. Only if the insurance company declares your vehicle a total loss, and the state allows for hail damage as the only reason for the salvage title. Otherwise, the car may only show up as damaged by hail in an electronic notification system like Carfax.
Hopefully, you were able to gain helpful information about hail damage and car insurance from the team at Rocky Mountain Dent Service in Denver. We are always here to help get those dings out in a fast and efficient manner, so you can enjoy the way your vehicle looks once again. Call us after a hail storm, and we will gladly offer our paintless dent repair services on any make or model vehicle.
February 28, 2018
How Do I Protect My Car from Hail?
A hailstorm can make us feel helpless. Today, the team here at Rocky Mountain Dent Service provides tips on how do I protect my car from hail. Fortunately, there are a few ways we can help our vehicles avoid more severe hail damage than necessary when these destructive forces of nature strike us here in the Denver metro area. Check out these pointers for the answers to everyone’s favorite question, how do I protect my car from hail this year.
First things, first, get an app on your smartphone for severe weather alerts. This will give you the best chance to know about a hail storm ahead of time and find cover. Whether that means driving home to a parking garage or elsewhere. Here in Colorado, hail season starts around April 15th and lasts through mid-September, with June being the most severe month for dent-causing storms.
If you don’t have a garage but still have a driveway to park in, consider a pop-up car canopy. Using one as a carport is an excellent way to decrease the instances of hail damage to your car. There is a wide variety available, from very affordable to more advanced and fancy. Be sure to get one with side walls to protect your car from hail coming in sideways due to wind.
Because these storms can come in fast and by surprise, keep some old blankets in your trunk. If you’ve moved recently, maybe the crew left behind some old moving blankets. Great, either of these options can help protect your car from hail damage in a pinch. Be sure to use tape to secure them, especially over hail’s biggest targets, the hood and roof.
If you are out and about, you may think there are no answers to the question, how do I protect my car from hail. Sure, you may not have many resources to use when that hail starts up. But, believe it or not, you can throw your floor mats out onto the hood or roof to stop the most intense blows.
During hail season, map out where you’re driving in your mind and make a mental note of any covered parking areas along the way such as malls, shopping centers, movie theaters, etc. These are great places to drive when you know hail is on the way. Generally, a storm does not last very long, so taking a break and heading for cover won’t take too much time, but it can save your vehicle from being damaged.
With a few tips on how do I protect my car from hail, you will be more prepared to take on the storms coming our way in April. If you are unable to get any protection from the hail storm and your vehicle gets damaged, come to the trusted paintless dent repair specialists at Rocky Mountain Dent Service in Denver. We’ll get the dents out and help you avoid downtime in a shop. Call today, we’re here to help.
January 16, 2018
The Dangers of DIY Dent Removal
It’s important to understand the dangers of DIY dent removal before you decide to give it a try. At Rocky Mountain Dent Services in Denver, we want you to have all of the information first so that you can see the many benefits of professional paintless dent repair instead of DIY dent removal.
Pricey Dent Repair Kit
For starters, finding and choosing a relatively decent dent repair kit will be a task all on its own. There is a myriad available, but many are not up to par with the type of work car dent repair requires. The lower the pricing for these DIY dent repair kits, the brighter the red flag should be. A genuine and proper dent repair kit is a finely crafted set of tools with particular uses – the price tag will reflect the quality.
If you decide to skip professional dent repair and take a swing at dent removal yourself, understanding just how to use these dent repair tools is another step in the process. Each instrument in a dent repair kits has a specific use. Professionals spend many hours learning and fine-tuning their skills at using these tools. So, one of the dangers of DIY dent removal is that you will have to “learn on the job” and try not to cause even more damage to your car.
If you think you can save some money by just ignoring the dent, it’s not a good idea. A dent in your vehicle will inevitably lead to rust, and you can imagine what that does to resale value. Done ignore your new dent, get help from a trusted paintless dent repair center like Rocky Mountain Dent Services.
Trade In Value Depreciation
This is an area in which having the professionals provide dent repair will greatly pay off. If and when you plan to sell your car, you are going to have a much easier time at it if you choose paintless dent repair as opposed to trying to DIY dent removal. With paintless dent repair, the original integrity of your vehicle will remain intact and lead to higher resale value.
Insurance Company Recommendation
Most auto insurance companies are on board with paintless dent repair services. They know that it is a much more affordable option and the workmanship level is high. Once again, your vehicles’ resale value will remain higher when you choose paintless dent repair over doing it yourself and it can even turn out better than body shop work.
With a body shop providing the work, the dent repair process is much more involved, it takes more time and unfortunately, they do not always have the perfect paint color on hand. That means, either your body shop dent repair is much more expensive, or the results are less than ideal with an off paint color used. Insurance companies know that PDR is the best option for a lot of dents.
Quick Turn Around
Another desirable reason to choose a professional PDR company instead of a DIY dent repair kit is the quick turnaround. These companies have the staff, tools, and skills needed to get your vehicle back in shape and back to you in record time. Generally, it takes one day or less to have your car back on the road again, looking good.
The team at Rocky Mountain Dent Services in Denver is ready to help you get back on the road again quickly and with beautiful results, all while avoiding the dangers of DIY dent removal. Our paintless dent removal services are an excellent way to save some cash and get what you want quickly.
December 20, 2017
The Paintless Dent Removal Process
Here is a review of the paintless dent removal process by Rocky Mountain Dent Services in Denver. It’s a bit like surgery for your car’s exterior. A highly skilled specialist uses precise implements for a minimally invasive, yet delicate procedure to reach the desired result, a dent-free vehicle.
To understand the process, we wanted to share a quick review of what is involved and perhaps clear up some misconceptions. Take a look below to get a better idea of the paintless dent removal process.
First, we clean the dented area to remove any smears from when the damage occurred. Then, we shine a light so that we can see every detail of the surface. We always choose the least invasive way of getting behind the damage whether it is through the window slot, taillight, headlight, door panel, interior trim or other entry point. Sometimes, we can only access the dent from outside. In this case, we must use other implements to carefully pull the dent out without accessing behind it.
As much as we would like them to, dents do not just “pop out.” It takes a more intense procedure to coax the dents out and return your vehicle to a dent-free state. Instead, we use a variety of specialized hammers and rods with short repetitive movements such as tapping, pushing and pulling and blending. This is where our dent-removal specialists shine. They are meticulous and calculated. Once the dents have been completely removed through this painstaking process, we carefully reinstall any parts and components we had to remove to get to the area.
As you can see, the paintless dent removal process is less extensive and time-consuming as opposed to the traditional route which involves, sanding, priming, repainting and more, and where there is always the chance that the paint color will not be exact. With paintless dent repair, the original quality of your vehicle remains intact as well as any warranties to protect it.
Paintless dent repair will not show up on a Carfax check either. When it does come time to sell or trade in your vehicle, some dealerships will use an electronic paint meter to determine if the paint is original. So paintless dent repair offers one less thing to worry about when selling your car.
There are lots of reasons to choose paintless dent removal over a conventional body shop dent repair. With a faster turnaround, it takes much less time to get your vehicle back dent-free than with a body shop. The average turnaround is about one day or less. The costs are also significantly lower, which is always a bonus, and your insurance may even cover it. Plus, paintless dent repair takes a minimal toll on the environment as opposed to all of the paint and primer chemicals involved in traditional dent repair.
So, make your life easier and choose paintless dent repair instead of going to a body shop. The paintless dent removal process at Rocky Mountain Dent Service is fast, effective, and affordable – with results that will truly make you a believer. Hail dents to minor dings, we’ve got you covered.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Removal
- Fraction of the price of conventional repair
- Most PDRs completed in just 1-4 days
- Uses advanced tools for fewer body repairs
- Retains your vehicle's factory finish
- Uses an environmentally friendly process
- Reduces the need for replacement parts
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Why Choose Rocky Mountain Dent Service?
- Dent repairs completed in as little as 1 day
- Deductible and rental car financial assistance
- Lifetime warranty on all dent removal services
- Expertise dealing with ALL insurance companies
- Assistance and advocacy during claims process
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