Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dent Repair Now Easier Than Ever

Paintless dent repair technique has radically changed the cost and ease with which automobile dents, hail damage, door dings and other relatively small car body flaws can be repaired across the whole state – from Arizona to Wyoming. There’s a chance that you have heard that paintless dent repair job in Phoenix costs somewhere around 30-35% of what a typical panel beating costs at a dealership service, but what about the outcome? Is it good enough or even better?

How paintless dent repair is performed?

Performing a PDR requires an impressive finesse on the part of the auto mechanic. But in the hands of an educated and seasoned technicians, like the guys, the outcome is as close as possible to the car’s initial condition. Car’s original paintwork remains untouched and the repair spots from which dings, hail damage or other types of dents are removed are really hard or even impossible to trace.

Appealing price range, huge saving of time and the outstanding results are the three main issues behind paintless dent repair’s prompt popularity growth, leaving the common car dent repair methods such as sanding, filling and repainting practices of the past. Using paintless dent removal technique it’s possible to eliminate even the smallest dings and dents, as well as huge defects cause by excessive hail damage. There are occasions, when individuals want to know whether paintless dent repair can be utilized to fix large dings (on door, bumpers, and hood) or hail damage. The answer is confirming. But there are several disclaimers. First of all, the paint on the damaged car part can’t be ruined or cracked and it should be in fairly decent condition. And, yes, two more condition – the vehicle’s panel can’t have had a major repair previously and the dent can’t be too close to the body edge. BUT the good news are that paintless dent removal works great on both aluminum and steel panels that have door dings, hail damage or any other flaw.

Seeing the results above, please find a short summary of paintless dent removal benefits compared to the traditional panel beating technique:

  • up to 5 times cheaper and up to 10 times faster
  • mobile paintless dent repair service provider can come to your driveway, saving your time and travel expenses
  • is recommended by vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies
  • vehicle original paintwork (believed to be more resistant that any aftermarket product) and body panels are intact
  • keeps the car’s value from plunging (see previous point)
  • environmentally friendly as the amount of paint and related pollutants is kept to a minimum level or not used at all
  • Perfect to remove door dings from other car, shopping trolleys etc., hail damage caused by small-middle sized and large hail stones and other sorts of dents

If you ever get into a situation that your car looks has to be refreshed and various size and shape dents (door dings, hail damage, scratches, and imprints) removed – know that paintless dent repair in Phoenix is there to help you.

Time to clean your car has come

First month of the spring April for a typical driver associates with the tire replacement, but Statoil Fuel & Retail experts recommend also full vehicle cleaning as the weather has improved significantly. Mud, snow and salt have left traces no only on the car but inside it as well. Regular care of the car provides not only satisfaction to yourself, but also pays off financially in the long run or if you’re planning to sell it this year. Car’s visual appearance affects both your well-being and it’s value in the eyes of others. Find below 8 tips from Statoil Fuel & Retail experts to make your car look better than ever before!

  1. Start with the inside. Use a vacuum and wet wipes to clean all of dirt, dust, sand and salt residues that have accumulated throughout the winter. Clean parts in a right order – from the top (ceilings, front panel) to the bottom (mats).
  1. Wash the bottom of the car – washing the chassis is essential step not only in winter, but also in the spring. Particular attention should be paid to the wheel arches, door bottoms and other body parts where dirt usually collect.
  1. If the car is very dirty then before washing it, apply dirt dissolving agents – spray them on the dirtiest spots and allow to soak in for around 5-10 minutes. If you go for an automatic washing, simply choose a program that includes pre-washing.
  1. Check on the car headlights cleanliness and make sure they are set correctly. Clean headlights provide good visibility and safe movement during the dark time of the days. When cleaning the vehicle interior, make sure that you don’t accidentally change the headlight positioning.
  2. Don’t spare money on body waxing products. Wax layer will protect the paint job against the negative impact of the environment and will allow car to look more fresh.
  1. Change your windshield wipers – most likely they are worn out after the winter season, but new blades will require less window washing fluid to get the screen clean and transparent which will enhance a safer driving.
  1. Avoid places offering car wash by hand. The amount of water when you clean yourself (or hire anyone else who offers to do it by hand) is often insufficient. This results in increased friction between the pad and the body, that can possibly result in the paintwork damage. In contrast, there is always enough water between the brushes and the auto body in an automated car wash, meaning less friction and less risk in ruining the paint.
  1. Wash the car at least once a month, if you’re using it daily. Do not wait, until the car gets super dirty cause it can adversely affect the paint layer and encourage development of rust.