How much does Paintless Dent Repair cost?
The first step is identifying what caused the dent damage. Summit Hail Repair breaks down the cost of Paintless Dent Removal by how the damage happened and what type of dent damage we can repair at our shop or a dent repair shop near you. So let’s answer one of the most asked questions in our industry, paintless dent repair cost?
Collision Damage Cost
Car dent damage caused by a wreck or collision is a very common occurrence. In fact, the average person will be in a wreck once every six years – rear-end accidents being the most common. Car Insurance 101 says, “Approximately 12 million auto accidents occur each year and of these, the vast majority are minor collisions, also called ‘fender benders’.”
How Much Does Collision Damage Removal Cost?
If the accident hasn’t caused any paint damage, paintless dent removal is an option. At Summit Hail Repair of Denver, the average cost to remove a single dent is between $45 to $125 for a 1-inch dent. As the dent size goes up, you can expect an additional $10 per half-inch.
Auto Hail Damage Cost
Auto Hail Damage comes in around 5th place in auto insurance occurrences related to dent damage claims. Certain areas of the United States are especially susceptible to yearly spring & early summer hail storms. Hail dent damage can be especially stressful for the car owner and be devastating to the pocketbook if the owner doesn’t hold a comprehensive insurance policy on the damaged vehicle. Car hail damage is one of the leading causes of Denver total losses. Even if the car is still drivable, it can be totaled by a severe hail storm. Most car owners do not know that auto hail repair cost is 100% covered under their comprehensive policy. Even better, insurance premiums will not be affected nor rise because of a hail damage claim. The only cost the car owner is responsible for in the deductible. The average deductible cost is $500. At Summit Hail Repair, we cover your deductible 100%. This makes the cost of paintless dent removal free.
Now, if you do NOT carry a comprehensive insurance policy on your vehicle – Mother Nature has your cornered. In other words, the cost to repair the auto hail damage comes out of your pocket. The cost to repair hail damage with paintless dent removal averages are as follows:
- Small Dents: $25
- Medium Dents: $35
- Large Dents: $65.00
As you can see, the cost to repair hail dent damage can quickly add up. At Summit Hail Repair, we will do our best to work with you if you do choose to repair for the damages out of pocket.
Whether you have comprehensive insurance or not, it is best to start with a hail damage evaluation. Our evaluations are no-cost and you have no obligation to get your repairs done with us. If you live in the Denver area, call us or schedule your evaluation online using our form.
Everyday Door Ding Repair Cost
The other cause of car dent damage is of the “everyday” variety. For example, everyday door dings are caused by parking lot door dings, runaway shopping carts, small stones, golf balls, baseballs, softballs, and vandalism. We would even put ‘fender-benders’ in this category. This category of vehicle dent causes can be repaired with paintless dent removal, but there are a few exceptions. In order for the repair to be “paintless,” there must be no paint damage. Although we CAN remove the dent, the repair is not 100% as the paint will still have damage. At Summit Hail Repair, we work with some amazing local Denver auto body shops that can quickly and affordably do paint touch-ups and get your vehicle looking back to new! The only caveat is the original factory paint warranty will no longer be valid but the cost to repair is still relatively low.
For example, most everyday door dings can be repaired in less time than it takes to get your oil changed and the cost won’t require you to take on a second job. You can expect anywhere between $45 and $250 for these more minor types of repairs.
In conclusion, paintless dent removal is a viable solution for most types of auto dent damage repairs and we hope we have answered the “paintless dent repair cost” question. Paintless Dent Removal is affordable, environmentally friendly, and non-invasive, and insurance companies prefer paintless dent removal over ANY other kind of auto body repairs.
To learn more about paintless dent removal, you can visit here. We explain the paintless dent removal process and much more.
To schedule your free dent damage cost evaluation, you can fill out our online form or call us to set-up a good time to bring your vehicle to our shop located in Littleton, CO. If you live outside of the Littleton area, we can send one of our evaluators to your home or office if you live in the Denver area.