Helpful Information From Our Automotive Repair Shop


First off, if you are here, you are on the right track! We will help you through this process and make it an easy one. You should contact your insurance agent first. They will provide you with information on how you can have an insurance adjuster assess the damage to your vehicle. You do not need to get estimates at this time. Your insurance adjuster will provide you with a claim sheet and issue you a check for the amount they believe it will cost to repair your hail-damaged vehicle. If the amount of your insurance check does not cover the cost of the repairs by us, we will file a supplement with your insurance company.

Simply put, paintless dent repairs are like art: the better the person is holding the brush, their experience, tools, and the time spent, the better the outcome. Allow our team at Dent Dynamics DFW to show you the difference.

Absolutely. The more vehicles you have with PDR repairable damage, the better discount you will always receive with Dent Dynamics DFW.

Hail damage repairs can add up quickly. Depending on the size, the number of dents, panels affected, and replacement parts (for ex. belt moldings, roof drip moldings, etc.) repairs will surpass most deductibles. If repairs are not completed, you will be left with diminished value for your vehicle.

Insurance companies file hail damage under a comprehensive claim, not a collision claim. If your insurance rates are raised, they are going to be raised for everyone regardless if you repair your vehicle through your insurance or not. Therefore, you should take full advantage of the premiums you pay by having an experienced paintless dent repair company, like Dent Dynamics DFW, repair your vehicle back to its original showroom form.

In most cases, the difference would be your insurance deductible. In the above example, the insurance deductible is $500.

The insurance adjuster may encourage you to have your car repaired by one of their preferred vendors. Remember, it is your choice to have your car repaired by the person or business of your choice. It is unlawful for an insurance company or their representative to require or steer you to have your car repaired by any specific company. Please, do not feel pressured into using one of these companies if you are not comfortable with them. Their preferred vendors will be required to collect your full deductible.

Dry ice will not repair a dent on sheet metal. Period. It will, however, warp the metal beyond the point of repair with PDR. Usually, a panel that has had dry ice placed on it will have to be replaced.

Hail damage can only be removed using PDR or conventional paint and body. Dents will not “pop” themselves out.

Without the proper training and practice, PDR should not be done by anyone. Irreparable damage can be done to your vehicle. Definitely don’t try this at home! All Dent Dynamics DFW technicians must pass a rigorous training, testing, and inspection period prior to working on customers’ vehicles. You can always be assured that your car is in good hands with Dent Dynamics DFW.

It is possible to crack paint when performing PDR. This is one reason only certified technicians should work on your car. Dent Dynamics DFW certifies all technicians prior to allowing them to work on your vehicle. We take every precaution to ensure your finish is not damaged. Dent Dynamics DFW warranties against damage to your paint.

Sometimes, when the dent is made, the paint will crack and peel. Depending on the amount of damage to the paint, PDR may still be the way to go. Dent Dynamics DFW will touch up and clear coat smaller cracks in your paint to prevent additional peeling or corrosion. If the damage is too bad for this process, your Dent Dynamics DFW representative will point out the damage and let you make an informed decision.

Your estimate is based on three main factors.

  1. Quantity of dents per panel
  2. Average size of the dents
  3. Location of the dents and difficulty in accessing them

It has become common practice by inexperienced paintless dent repair technicians to save time by first drilling or punching holes in places like door frames, quarter panel jambs, inner wheelhouse panels, etc. to gain access to a dent with their tools. Dent Dynamics DFW will always take the extra time to repair a dent without drilling by professionally removing (and reinstalling) any interior trim panels. In the rare event that there is no other way to access a dent except to create a small port, or if you opt for the cost savings of a small port, you will always be advised of this procedure and the choice will be yours. This excludes insurance claims. If a small port is ultimately necessary, Dent Dynamics DFW will take the necessary steps to seal the port properly by rust-treating the area and installing a proper-sized plastic plug for a more factory-installed finished look.


Dent Dynamics DFW wants you to make an informed decision. Prior to taking your vehicle to your insurance company, taking a few simple steps can help you get the most from your claim.

  • 1. Wash your vehicle!
  • 2. Hail damage can be difficult to see to the untrained eye. Dirt can obscure the smaller dents and make it hard to see them. Wash your car prior to taking it to your insurance company or repair facility for an estimate.
  • 3. Perform your own inspection prior to getting an estimate.
  • 4. Even the professionals occasionally miss damage. Look at each panel carefully to find the smaller less obvious dents. Point them out to the person performing your estimate.
  • 5. Note any damage you have noticed to your insurance representative during your estimate.
  • 6. Have your vehicle repaired. Many states have laws against filing a claim and not having the repairs made. Remember your insurance protects you and your lien holder. Your comprehensive coverage covers the vehicle.
  • 7. Your insurance company is not responsible for future damage to the same panels on your vehicle if you do not have the repairs done. Remember, the next storm may cause more severe damage.
  • 8. You can pick your repair facility!
  • 9. You have the right to have your vehicle repaired by the company of your choice provided the price is fair. Dent Dynamics DFW utilizes industry-standard pricing for repairs.
  • 10. By law, insurance companies cannot steer you toward or away from a certain repair facility.
  • 11. If you use the insurance-recommended shop, you will be required to pay your full deductible. Dent Dynamics DFW has deductible assistance available. Contact us at 877-BIG HAIL for details.
  • 12. Verify your repair shop!
  • 13. Make sure you can verify a company’s background prior to allowing them to work on your car. Just like most other businesses, there are careless companies out there that will take advantage of you!
  • 13. I don’t want to file a claim for the hail damage. Hail damage is a “Not at Fault” or “Zero Fault” claim. This means that the damage was not your fault and cannot be held against you by your insurance company.
  • 14. Insurance companies cannot raise your rates for a not-at-fault claim without raising everyone’s rates. If they do raise rates due to a catastrophe such as a hailstorm and you do not claim it, you will be paying for everyone else’s damage.
  • 15. Hail damage is an “act of God” claim. See your policy for information about this type of claim.
  • 16. The damage to my car doesn’t seem bad enough to make a claim. If the dollar amount of damage to your vehicle goes above your deductible, you should file a claim.
  • 17. Some of the damage will not be visible to the untrained eye. Not repairing your vehicle will considerably lower the value at trade-in or return from a lease.
  • 18. Make your claim in a timely manner.
  • 19. Once you know you have damage, file your claim as soon as possible. Most insurance companies have a clause in your policy for this. Check with your insurance company if you have additional questions about this.
  • 20. Have repairs made in a timely manner.
  • 21.Your insurance check has an expiration date. Make sure you have the repairs made soon after you receive your check.