Paintless Dent Repair Services

We Get Rid of Dents & Dings Effortlessly

Paintless Dent Repair, also called Paintless Dent Removal, or PDR is a repair technique that removes vehicle dents without the need for filler or paint. Experience a seamless dent repair service at one of our QA Collision shops in British Columbia.

Why Paintless Dent Repair?

Getting rid of car dents with PDR presents several advantages:

  • Retains the integrity of a vehicle’s original factory finish
  • Quicker than the traditional method of filling, sanding, and painting
  • More cost-effective than the alternative

With the growing customer preference, the traditional, labor-intensive fill/sand/paint method for dent repair is gradually being taken over by the efficient paintless dent repair technique.

Dings And Dents For PDR

PDR is highly effective for repairing minor dents typically caused by hastily opened car doors or slight impacts with adjacent objects. Examples of dents and dings that are ideal for paintless dent repair include:

  • Damage from hail
  • Impacts from pucks, balls, and other projectiles
  • Dents inflicted by car wash equipment
  • Collisions with stray shopping carts
  • Shallow dings
  • Paint surface dents

Dings And Dents Not For PDR

The deeper the dent, the less likely paintless dent removal will work. Generally, if the dent has scratched or breached the paint surface, PDR won't be suitable. In such cases, auto body repair and painting would be the recommended route.

Get Dings And Dents Out Of Your Vehicle

Experience the seamless, effective, and affordable dent repair solution at your nearest QA Collision auto body repair shop.

How Can I Identify Damage That Will Respond To PDR?

Identifying damage suitable for paintless dent removal includes examining both the size and depth of the dent, as well as the condition of the paint in and around the dented area.

  1. Inspect the Paint: The paint around and on the dent should be intact without any cracks, chips, or scratches. If the paint is broken, PDR may not be suitable.
  2. Check the Depth and Sharpness: Shallow dents are typically better candidates for PDR. Sharp dents or those with a crease may not be suitable.
  3. Consider the Dent's Size: Despite common misconceptions, the size of the dent isn't always a determining factor. Some large dents can be repaired with PDR if they are shallow and the paint is unharmed.
  4. Location of the Dent: Dents located on flat surfaces or large, accessible panels are often easier to repair using PDR.
  5. Vehicle Age and Paint Type: Newer vehicles with more flexible paint are often better candidates for PDR. Older paint can be brittle and may crack during the repair process.
  6. Consult a Professional: If you are uncertain if a dent on your vehicle can be fixed with PDR, contact one of our QA Collision auto body repair shops. Our specialists can evaluate the damage and determine the suitability of PDR for your specific situation.
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What Is The Procedure For Paintless Dent Removal?

At QA Collision, we take pride in providing exceptional service with a personal touch. Our technicians are trained to ensure your vehicle gets back to its original glory with minimal intrusion.

Here’s a glimpse into our paintless dent removal procedure at one of our auto body repair locations:

  • Initial Assessment: Our skilled technicians start by evaluating the extent and nature of the dent to confirm if PDR is the most suitable repair method.
  • Access Preparation: We ensure clear access to the dent by possibly removing any obstructing panels or parts.
  • Gentle Massaging: The removal happens as our experts gently massage the dinged area, gradually smoothing out the dent to restore the original shape of the panel.
  • Heat Application (if required): On occasions where the paint or metal requires more flexibility, a controlled amount of heat is applied to aid the process.
  • Final Review: Once the dent has been fully corrected, a thorough final review is conducted to ensure the repair adheres to our high-quality standards.
  • Reassembly (if necessary): Any removed parts or panels are carefully reassembled back onto your vehicle.
  • Customer Satisfaction Check: We value your satisfaction. The vehicle is presented for your review, and we are always ready to address any further concerns you may have.

How Is PDR Impacting Body Shops And Their Customers?

The incorporation of Paintless Dent Repair services at QA Collision has created a significant positive impact both on our operations and our valued customers.

  • PDR allows for quicker turnaround times compared to traditional repair methods.
  • Customers appreciate the cost savings associated with PDR.
  • By maintaining the original paint job, PDR helps in retaining the vehicle’s resale value.
  • Offering PDR showcases dedication to adopting modern, efficient, and customer-friendly repair solutions.
  • PDR is an environmentally responsible choice as it eliminates the need for harmful paint and chemicals.

At QA Collision, we're continuously exploring innovative ways to enhance our service offerings to meet and exceed our customers' expectations. Discover How Paintless Dent Removal Works.

Ready to Bid Goodbye to Those Dents?

Why let dents and dings diminish the look of your vehicle when a flawless fix is just a click away? Locate your nearest QA Collision auto body repair shop and let's get your vehicle back to looking brand new with our expert Paintless Dent Repair services.


The duration of paintless dent removal can vary. For minor dents and dings, the repair process typically ranges between 30 minutes to a few hours. Many of our shops aim to offer same-day service for these standard repairs to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. In cases of more extensive damage, such as hail damage covering a large area of the vehicle, the PDR service could extend to a period of several days.

Yes, at QA Collision, we stand behind the quality of our work with a Quality-Assured Warranty. Our warranty covers services rendered at any of our locations province-wide for as long as you own your vehicle.