Paintless dent repair(PDR) is the process of removing dents from the body of an automobile. The most practical uses of PDR are for hail damage, door dings, minor creases, large dents, and body-line damage. An experienced PDR technician will use precise tapping with specialized tools to “massage out” dents from the inside of a car’s body. Success rates depend on the professional’s experience, the location and size of the dent, the extent to which the metal has been stretched, and the flexibility of the manufacturer’s original paint job. This being said, PDR is a much faster method of repair than repainting, which involves hours of sanding, filling, and painting by a professional. A PDR technician can complete the average job in 1-3 hours, often traveling to you to complete the service. For most people with minor dents, leaving their vehicle at a traditional body shop for 4-6 days just simply isn’t realistic. Dent removal is also significantly cheaper than a conventional body repair, often by 60%.