Paintless Dent Removal or Insurance Claim ?

Customers sometimes ask us if we work with insurance companies.  Paintless dent removal is fairly economical.   It is rare to turn in an insurance claim for our services.  Our work is usually less than the cost of your deductable.  A repair that a body shop would charge $1000 for, may be only $150 to $200 using the paintless method.  Most people carry a $500 to $1000 deductible for collision coverage.  The deductable is the portion that you pay before your insurance starts paying for the claim.  This means if you are bumped in a parking lot and the responsible party didn’t leave a note, you are stuck.  The insurance companies view this as a collision; therefore your collision deductible would need to be paid before your insurance kicks in.   According to our local insurance agent, most carriers will raise your premium (annual bill) by a minimum of 10 to 12% for 3 years if your claim is under $750 and there is no bodily injury.  This equates to 1 point on your driving record.  Insurance companies look at points as their risk to insure someone.  The more points on a driving record, the higher the risk.  The higher the risk, the more you pay for insurance.   It is every driver’s responsibility to leave a note if they bump into someone’s car or other property.  This is the law and not complying is a hit and run.  Most people are understanding and would prefer to have the damages repaired without making an insurance claim.  We can usually have the repair done in 2 hours or less and everyone is happy.   I have heard from several customers who contacted their insurance company to inquire about putting in a claim for this type of damage.  Many carriers are required to put a note in your record that you have damage to your vehicle.  They then want proof that the damage is repaired before you can put in any future claim that may be totally unrelated.   The Dent Shoppe recommends saving your insurance for the times when you really need to file a claim.  Stop by and see us first for small dents and dings.  We may save you lots of money and frustration.  We offer free estimates on a drop in basis. Paintless Dent Removal or Insurance Claim   Customers sometimes ask us if we work with insurance companies.  Paintless dent removal is fairly economical.   It is rare to turn in an insurance claim for our services.  Our work is usually less than the cost of your deductable.  A repair that a body shop would charge $1000 for,...

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10 Year Anninversary Press Release
Oct25

10 Year Anninversary Press Release

For Immediate Release Date: October 15, 2013 Information: 916-296-3368 Contact: Sandra Coleman Dent Shoppe 9521 Greenback Lane #200 Folsom, CA  95630 www.dentshoppe.com   Dent Shoppe Celebrates 10th Anniversary The Dent Shoppe in Folsom is celebrating ten years in business.  “We are very proud to celebrate this milestone in our business, “says Sandra. Sandra and Gabe run a true family business.  They offer a service called paintless dent removal.  The technique allows technicians to remove dents and dings without the use of bondo or paint.  Most dent removal jobs cost between $75 and $250 and take about an hour.  Over the last few years they have expanded their offerings.  Sandra added, “We provide expert paint and body work and several additional auto appearance services for a one stop shop.” The Dent Shoppe is located at 9521 Greenback Lane at Madison in Folsom.  Look for the big purple sign, Paintless Dent Removal.  Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm.  No appointment is necessary for a free estimate.  They can be reached at (916) 296-3368 or www.dentshoppe.com.                 For Immediate Release Date: October 15, 2013 Information: 916-296-3368 Contact: Sandra Coleman Dent Shoppe 9521 Greenback Lane #200 Folsom, CA  95630 www.dentshoppe.com Dent Shoppe Celebrates 10th Anniversary   The Dent Shoppe in Folsom is celebrating ten years in business.  “We are very proud to celebrate this milestone in our business, “says Sandra.    Sandra and Gabe run a true family business.  They offer a service called paintless dent removal.  The technique allows technicians to remove dents and dings without the use of bondo or paint.  Most dent removal jobs cost between $75 and $250 and take about an hour.  Over the last few years they have expanded their offerings.  Sandra added, “We provide expert paint and body work and several additional auto appearance services for a one stop shop.”   The Dent Shoppe is located at 9521 Greenback Lane at Madison in Folsom.  Look for the big purple sign, Paintless Dent Removal.  Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm.  No appointment is necessary for a free estimate.  They can be reached at (916) 296-3368 or www.dentshoppe.com.      ...

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PDR PRO Success
Oct24

PDR PRO Success

Sandra and Steve Coleman have owned and managed the Dent Shoppe in Folsom, CA for six years. “We have been successfully using PDRPro for two years. The program is easy to use and customers love it. As the Dent Shoppe continued to grow, we added more employees. A multi-user system was needed and the program provided the solution. Now everyone is able to view the same quotes, notes and customer data. We get a lot of repeat business and can easily find a customer in our database,” says Steve Coleman. Tracking marketing information helps better target advertising dollars. Now money is spent on what works. “Sometimes several technicians work on the same car. Their services have expanded to a long list of auto related products. A customer may have his bumper repaired, windows tinted and paint touched up in addition to dent work. We can see a breakdown of who did what with the commission amount for each person. This is great for payroll and reporting purposes,” Sandra says. The bookkeeping aspect is not a favorite pastime for anyone at their shop. “PDRPro lets us streamline our operation. We use the information we gather from customers to help grow the business and be more profitable. All invoices from the shop import easily into QuickBooks, saving many hours of data entry.” The next step was adding the mobile unit to their field operation. The hand held unit has a small printer and allows the field technician to upload his invoices to the PC at the shop. The field data synchs up to the office data for accuracy and backup. No more double entry of the same information or trying to read handwritten invoices. Sandra says, “This application is the answer to moving our business into the...

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Locally Owned & Operated
Oct24

Locally Owned & Operated

We specialize in bumper repair, dent repair, minor body and paint work, scratch repair, windshield repair and alloy wheel repair. Our great reputation is the key to our success. No appointment necessary. Most jobs take about an hour. Ask about our shuttle service. Dent shoppe also provides Mobile Service, ask us how our mobile dent repair team can help you. One of the great things about Dent Shoppe Folsom is that you can go directly to Dent Shoppe and not have to worry about the high dealer price markup. Come to the dent shoppe before you go to a body shop or the auto dealership for dents, scratches or body and paint work. We will beat any written estimate by 10%. Dent Shoppe dent repair, bumper repair of Folsom wants to thank you for visiting our website! At Dent Shoppe Auto dent repair, and bumper repair we pride ourselves on our ability to inform and educate our customers, as well as to perform the highest standard of workmanship. Here at Dent Shoppe, we take great pride in our work; we will not rush any job. We spend time and effort to get the job done right the first time. We guarantee that your car will not leave our shop until it exceeds industry standards. Insurance Work...

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Paintless Dent Repair
Oct24

Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair (PDR), also known as “Paintless Dent Removal”, is a collection of techniques for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a car, truck, or motorcycle.  A wide range of damage can be repaired using Paintless Dent Removal; however, usually if there is paint damage, pdr is usually unsuitable. The most common application for PDR is the repair of hail damage, door dents and dings, minor creases, and sometimes minor plastic bumper indentations if accessible. We also specialize in bumper repair and replacement, minor body repair, scratch repair, windshield repair, and headlight restoration as well as other services. The techniques can also be applied to help prepare the damaged panel for refinishing in a body shop using conventional paint and body methods. Such applications are referred to as “push to paint” or “push for paint”. Limiting factors for a successful repair using PDR include the flexibility of the paint (most of today’s refined automotive paint finishes allow for successful PDR), and the amount the metal has been stretched by the damage incurred (this varies depending on the thickness of the metal and the intensity of the impact that caused the dent). Generally speaking the more shallow the dent the greater the chance of paintless dent repair being a suitable option. Even dents several-inches in diameter can be repaired with this method, as long as the metal is not stretched and paint is not damaged. Most experienced technicians can fix a shallow large dent or crease to an acceptable level but extremely sharp dents and creases may not qualify for PDR. Contact us with any questions you may have, come by our convenient location, or send us a picture of your dent for a free...

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