The Ballas Collision Center; located in Toledo,OH; is a quality, skilled group of highly trained professionals. We service all makes and all models. Our technicians and staff know your vehicle and all its technical systems. It’s that understanding, attention to detail and integrity that sets Ballas Collision Center apart from the others. Our understanding to your needs is how we know you want to maintain the value of your vehicle. Dent repair is an economical way to keep the value of your investment.
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Repairing dents of any size is a quick and easy way to boost the value of a car. It’s like giving your vehicle a face lift. Most body shops can fix dents ranging in size from small to large and it is estimated that this repair increases the value of a car up to $1,000. While the mechanical functions of a car should be the priority, most people buy a used vehicle based on its appearance and assumed maintenance. A car should always have dents of any size repaired before selling. When it comes to buying a used vehicle, buyers often do judge a book by its cover.
How Repairing Dents Increases Value
It’s well known that small touches can help a car sell for more. Cleaning wheels and interior, fixing burnt out lights and waxing a car improve the appearance and the value for very little money. Dent repair is similar; it is a small investment that can yield a big return. A good body shop can use a technique known as paintless dent repair (PDR) to fix dings without the need to repaint. This is one of the best investments to make.
How the Technique Works
Paintless repair of dents is a technique that can repair depressions in the metal. A technician at a body shop uses special tools to manipulate the metal back into its original form from behind the dent, causing no damage to the paint. The panel is accessed by removing trim pieces or through inner panels. This technique can only be performed by a trained technician and requires experience. The dent is removed by working from the outside edges in, slowly decreasing the size until it becomes so small it blends in with the paint texture.
What Dent Repair Can Fix
Typically, dent repair by a professional can fix virtually any dent from very large to small. The paintless technique works best on 1990 and newer car models because of the type of paint and frame used. This technique is only recommended for dents if the paint is not cracked or broken as well. Lastly, the dent must not be near the edge of a panel and the area must not have any previous body repair work that has changed the integrity of the panel.
Advantages of Fixing Dents
There are many advantages to repairing dents in a vehicle. There is no repainting or filler needed, which removes the chance of paint overspray on other areas of the vehicle. It maintains the value of your vehicle. This also eliminates the need to match paint colors and allows the vehicle to retain its original paint. Vehicles with original paint have a better resale value or trade- in value than repainted vehicles. Repairing dents with the paintless technique is also much more affordable than traditional body work.
This technique is the number one way to increase or maintain a car’s value because it raises the value a great deal for a small investment. Dents of all sizes can be repaired with this technique and the cost is minimal. Although the process can’t remove all dents, it’s the best way to maintain the integrity and original color of a vehicle while making it as attractive as possible for resale.
Stop by our Collision Center anytime for a free estimate. Ballas offers a lifetime guarantee on our body work. We’ll create a written estimate of what’s recommended to complete the repair, and we will offer Genuine GM Parts. In addition, if there is other service work that is required to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition, we have Certified Service technicians on hand. We will review this estimate with you and address any questions you may have.
Ballas Honors & Distinctions:
- #1 volume Buick dealership in Ohio (2010)
- GM Mark of Excellence- 2009 & 2010-
- Only awarded to the top 50 dealers defining them as the “finest dealers who have committed themselves to unsurpassed performance and customer satisfaction.”
- BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Winner- 2007
- UT College of Business & Innovation’s Business Pacemaker of the Year 2011
- 5/3 Bank Platinum Dealer Award
- Professional Parts Guild Dealership Award
- President of the Buick/GMC Local Marketing Group (Marianne Ballas)
- Elected to the Buick/GMC National Dealer Council (Marianne Ballas)
- Board of Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce (Marianne Ballas)
- University of Toledo Foundation Board member (Marianne Ballas)
- Board of Toledo Hospital (Marianne Ballas)