How to improve your car’s resale value using Paintless Dent Repair

DATE: 08/08/2016 02:09am | CATEGORY: Blog

Have you ever tried to sell a vehicle whose roof was littered with hail damage? How about a car with damage from a curbside bump or small traffic accident? Car dents are unsightly, making your car look older and more beaten-up than its true mileage indicates!

Frankly, a damaged car can be impossible to resell. That’s why it’s best to make sure your car is the very best possible condition before attempting to sell.

What is the value of your vehicle?

When a potential buyer or dealer appraises your vehicle, they are actively searching for signs of wear and tear. If your car’s condition is poor, you’ll be left with far less money in your pocket (if it even sells at all!)

Luckily, there are multiple ways you can increase your vehicle’s value before selling. Some popular methods include:

  • Keeping your mileage low
  • Adding value with practical extras that can be enjoyed by future owners, such as iPod connectors
  • Making sure the tyres are in good shape, with regular checkups for tyre pressure
  • Ensuring your car’s interior is clean
  • Car dent repair to improve your car’s external appearance

How to improve your resale value

Paintless dent repair, known as PDR, adds extra value to your car by making it look brand new.

How does it work? It’s simple. PDR technicians use specialist equipment to gently push the minor dents from the body of your car. A quality PDR job will leave your original paint intact and can greatly improve a buyer or dealer’s first impressions of your car.

This technique is very useful for repairing small dings from hail storms. Best of all, it’s low cost.

How PDR compares to other dent removal processes

When removing dents from a car before a resell, you have two options:

  • Take it to an auto body repair shop
  • Take it to a PDR repair shop

Comparing the two, PDR is by far the easiest and most profitable way to increase your resale value.

Since paintless dent repair does not use body fillers or require new paint, you will not have to pay for the extra materials and labour associated with body shop repairs.

Paintless dent repair also takes much less time than other methods of dent repair. In fact, work by a skilled paintless dent repair technician should usually take no longer than an hour.

Best of all, paintless dent repair can dramatically improve your vehicle’s resale value without chipping into your profits.

Paintless dent repair is an affordable, tried-and-true method of increasing your car’s value, making it a great option for maximising profit from a resell.

If your car needs some tender love and care before a resell, get in touch with the Planet Hail Team today. Planet Hail can help you improve your car’s value with paintless dent repair services in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

In the meantime, why not browse our online shop, which specialises high quality PDR equipment and products?