Hailstorms can wreak havoc on any vehicle. They can ding. They can dent. The bad ones can easily ruin your vehicle’s lustrous shine. We at the Collision Center of Andover have experience repairing all manner of hail damage, from a few minor dings to golf ball sized dents on your vehicle. Regardless of the state your vehicle was in when you brought it to us, we’ll get it back to you as good as new.

Minor Hail Repair

In most circumstances, our paintless dent repair  (referred to as “PDR”) service is the perfect option for repairing hail damage. Visit the link for more detail, but to sum it up: this technique of dent repair involves massaging the metal and paint from the backside of the panel back into its original position—without the need for a repaint.

It’s great for minor dents, but if the damage is severe enough—if the metal and paint itself is stretched far beyond its original position or there are too many dents—then paintless dent repair is no longer an option.

Traditional Dent Removal

Before the advent of paintless dent repair, cars had to have dents removed by hand, involving sheet metal repair, sanding, priming and painting. When your vehicle is severely dented, this is the only way to repair it or the panel may need to be replaced entirely.

These days, we prefer paintless dent repair whenever possible: It’s quicker, less expensive and preserves the factory finish. Insurance companies will usually estimate paintless dent repair because traditional repair costs more. However, sometimes traditional repair may be necessary to get your vehicle’s appearance back to its original splendor.

Rest assured though, no matter which method is required for repairing the dents in your vehicle, the experts at the Collision Center of Andover will utilize their decades of experience to ensure that when you get your car back from us, it will look as though the damage was never there.

If you are interested in finding out more about our hail dent removal service or any of the other services that we offer, contact us today and see just how we can help you!