Whether it’s a runaway cart at the parking lot of a grocery store or a hail storm that has come without warning, dents and dings can happen anywhere. There’s no way avoiding them and keeping your car tucked up in the garage isn’t a viable solution that’s going to help you.
However, even though we don’t recommend keeping your car locked up, repairing a dent every time it shows up on your vehicle is essential.
“But wouldn’t I save money by leaving it as it is?”
Absolutely not! As much as you’d like to think that you can save money by leaving a dent as it’s supposed to be, you’re just asking for more trouble. A dent not catered to can lead to increasing problems, and did you know you won’t be able to sell your car at its maximum resale value either?
Here’s why PDR matters.
Understanding Resale Value
Your car’s resale value depends on several factors. For example, the number of kilometres you’ve driven your car. When it comes to this aspect, a buyer tends to look for a car, truck or a bike that has been driven for the least distance.
Because the lesser the distance the car has travelled, also means there have been lesser demands for repair, meaning most of the car hasn’t been touched by a technician. No one wants a lemon; that’s why good maintenance is always important for the buyer.
But as much as you’d like to think that the insides matter (which they do of course) the biggest factor for every buyer is how your car looks. No one wants a car that can go to 0 to 60 in 5 seconds while looking like a toaster. A small dent might not matter to you, but to a serious buyer – it may be a dent on their plans (pun intended).
That is exactly why PDR matters.
PDR – The Way to Go
Sure, you completely control how often your gearbox is oiled and how often your engine is looked after, but the one thing you don’t control is when a three-year-old decides to push a shopping cart towards your car. Taking out your anger on their parent isn’t a viable solution because accidents like these happen, even to people who park carefully.
What you can do however is opt for a repair that takes away all of your problems and doesn’t hurt the value of your car either. The standard procedure for repairing a dent can have several problems that leave you with a car that is harder to sell. While the results of an autobody shop repair can look amazing, they won’t look great for longer periods of time.
A PDR means that you’re going to pay literally a third of the cost for a dent repair that increases your car’s value and can only happen in an hour!