What is PDR?

We get asked this a lot, especially in areas not prone to much hail. PDR is the most economical and least intrusive process for repairing hail damaged vehicles.

Here’s how it works:

Knights Hail Repair safely restores vehicles to factory condition without compromising the vehicle’s original painted finish or, most importantly, the consumers wallet.

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File Insurance Claim

After we write a detailed estimate we submit it to your insurance company & setup an inspection with insurance adjuster


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Approximately 1 week or less after insurance approval your dent free car is ready for pickup

Here’s how PDR works:

  • Lights– LED light boards are placed around the vehicle to highlight each individual dent, ensuring precise tool placement.
  • Access– PDR requires access to the back side of the dent. Technicians carefully remove headlights, panels and sometimes interior panels for better access.
  • Pressure– Special tools are used to carefully apply pressure, removing the dent and restoring your car to its original condition.

We use the latest technologies to repair door dings, dents and hail damage without damaging your vehicle’s paint.

auto hail repair before and after picture

First, technicians assess the damage of the vehicle

Where is the dent? How big is the dent? How do we get to the dent?

After assessing the damage and determining if it can be effectively removed through PDR (as 80-90% of all dents are), we begin working on the repair.

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Technicians gain access to the dent

In most cases, PDR requires a technician to access the back side of the dent, which means carefully removing body panels, taillights, or in some cases, interior panels. To perform PDR, you need a pathway to the dent


Once the technician has access to the dent, it’s time to get a better look

Knights Hail Repair uses a special light board to give our technician a better look at the offending dent from his or her point of view.

The board highlights the dent on the panel, telling the tech where to precisely place tools behind the dent to massage the body back to its original condition.

Finally, we apply pressure to work out the dent. Special tools are then utilized to carefully massage the exterior back to its original position

The PDR process can be completed with same-day service, depending on a dent’s severity, and the results are amazing; even more so considering how non-invasive and quick the process really is.

Take a look at one of our technicians massaging the dent out of the metal 

What Are The Benefits To Paintless Dent Repair

PDR is a smart choice for your vehicle repair. If your vehicle has been hit with hail or dinged by a shopping cart, paintless dent repair is a great choice. Compared to traditional dent removal, there are many benefits to PDR.


It's Affordable

PDR doesn’t require a vehicle owner to purchase new panels or replacement paint. These factors make it a more affordable option compared to traditional repairs


It's Quick

Traditional repairs are complex. They also require waiting periods for new parts or new paint. PDR is completed through one specialized process without body filler and gets your car back on the road fast


Boosts Resale Value

Applying new paint over a vehicle’s factory finish significantly reduces a vehicle’s resale value. Keeping the factory finish intact is a key benefit to PDR

What Kind Of Damage Can Be Repaired Using PDR?

Paintless Dent Repair can remove a variety of dents, dings, and creases.

If there is no damage to the paint, the dent, ding, or crease is likely repairable using PDR.

PDR is an excellent solution to help restore your vehicle with dents of all sizes, including small hail damage and large creases.

How Long Does Paintless Dent Repair Take?

Standard paintless dent repairs are very time efficient. In many cases, it can be completed same day. However, PDR times can vary based on severity of damage such as size, positioning on vehicle, and quantity of dents, dings, or creases. As well as how long it takes the adjuster to complete their side of the evaluation. Once approved it may take a few days to completely remove all the damage on the surface area of the vehicle

What Are The Differences Between Paintless Dent Repair & Traditional Dent Repair?

Traditional dent repair fills in auto body dents with body filler, which is then painted to match the rest of the vehicle’s exterior. While this process can make a vehicle look as good as new, it doesn’t address the actual dent in a way that is a sustainable, long-term solution.

Traditional repairs are also time-consuming, expensive and can impact the re-sale value of your vehicle.

Paintless Dent Repair, on the other hand, requires no fillers and no sanding. More and more consumers are finding PDR to be an effective and inexpensive alternative to getting minor repairs done at a body shop.

PDR offers more “bang for your buck” than traditional dent repair methods and is a great way to care for your vehicle’s exterior.

Why Is Knights Hail Repair The Leading Paintless Dent Repair Company?

There are many reasons customers choose Knights Hail Repair:

  • We are constantly improving PDR. Knights Hail Repair is dedicated to technology and innovation.
  • We maintain a vehicle’s value – Dents and dings decrease the resale value of vehicles. Paintless Dent Repair returns vehicles to the original factory condition without affecting the factory paint finish.
  • We turn your vehicle over quickly. Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) by Knights Hail Repair is a same-day service. This makes it easier to focus on more important things.
  • We provide reliable, warrantied repairs. Each Knights Hail Repair repair is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction and limited lifetime warranty, in writing.

Knights Hail Repair holds a commitment to quality service. Our dedicated, highly skilled technicians make customers feel great about their repaired vehicle.

hail repair before and after pictures

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3 Locations

370 Tower Rd
Hudson, WI 54016

21511 SH-71
Spicewood, Texas

8204 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78753




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Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am- 5pm
Thur: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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