Dealing With Insurance Providers
Depending on how your door was dented, you may or may not want to contact your insurance to file a claim. If you’re not exactly sure what to do, the San Antonio door ding repair experts at Prime Time PDR can help you out. Consider the following options when deciding whether to contact your insurance provider about a door ding or dent.
If Someone Else Hit Your Car:
Find proof of the other car dinging you. Look for paint on the other vehicle. Take plenty of pictures, including the damage, the car next to you, the location of each car in relation to each other, the parking lot, and anything else that may be useful in the future.
Ask for surveillance from nearby stores if applicable. If someone admits to it, or you witnessed the accident, get their insurance information, and call their insurance company to file a claim.
If Your Car Was Hit And You Weren’t There To See The Hit, Or Can’t Prove It:
After you’ve thoroughly documented the incident, get an estimate with your insurance company first and as quickly as possible. If the estimate is less than your deductible, move forward with the insurance company. If the estimate is not less than your deductible, then you’ll need to make a judgment call. Do whatever fits your circumstances, but keep in mind that your rates could increase if you report a door ding to your insurance provider for them to compensate.
If The Damage Is Significant And Clearly A Hit And Run:
Document the incident and reach out to the authorities. Look for surveillance footage of the incident. If it’s clear that it was a hit and run, contact your insurance provider, as hit and runs are covered by insurance in Texas.
If You Dinged Your Own Vehicle:
If you accidentally opened up your car door too close to a pole or other structure, get an estimate from our door ding repair experts at Prime Time PDR before contacting your insurance. In many cases, your insurance rate will increase if you file a claim, so it’s beneficial to check repair costs before moving forward.
How Do We Perform Door Ding Repair in San Antonio?
At Prime Time PDR, we perform top-notch door ding repair in San Antonio. We do this using what’s known as paintless dent repair, commonly referred to as PDR. Paintless dent repair allows us to remove dents and dings from the bodywork of a car by reshaping the affected area. Using special tools, we press and massage the damaged panel from the side and restored it to its original shape. Paintless dent repair is a popular choice for door ding repair in San Antonio because it allows vehicle owners to enjoy a repair ding or dent while maintaining the factory finish of the car.
How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
Paintless dent repair requires labor from skilled and trained professionals that know how different vehicles react to the tools of the trade. Essentially, using a number of specialty tools, dents are popped from the backside of the panel. Using these specialty tools, we bring the damaged area back to the proper height before the door ding occurred. Then, to ensure the dent is fully repaired, we use special lights and reflecting boards to make sure the repaired area’s height is accurate, smooth, and even.
While some handy car owners may attempt to perform paintless dent repair themselves, we highly recommended against DIY paintless dent repair. An unexperienced person can easily make the issue worse when trying to do PDR themselves. For paintless door ding repair in San Antonio, trust the experts at Prime Time PDR.