Dent Repair Mississauga

Mississauga body shops have traditionally fixed dents through the traditional dent repair method, which involves sanding, the use of body filler, the application of several layers of paint and finishing products. At Precision Dent Repair, we are revolutionizing how dents are repaired in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area.

All auto body shops are not created equal. At Precision Dent Repair, we have knowledgeable, experienced, and certified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment and offer guarantees on our work. We are experts at paintless dent repair (PDR) and are committed to quick and economical dent restoration. Picking a reliable auto body shop ensures there are no problems with the insurer and that the original paint is left intact.

Mississauga has warm to hot, humid summers, cold winters, moderately high rainfall and snowfall. Hail damage is common and is one of the main contributors to the car dents that we fix with PDR. Other common causes of car dents in Mississauga are door dings, collisions, and sports accidents, such as the body panel being hit by baseballs and soccer balls.

The Rise of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) in Mississauga

Most Mississauga residents today opt for our PDR service because they do not have to leave their cars at the auto body shop for long, and it is cheaper than traditional dent repair. Our PDR service is also environmentally friendly, and it ensures the original or custom paint job is not interfered with.

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

With our paintless dent removal service, you do not have to use a body filler, sand or repaint the dent, ding, or crease. Provided the paint has not chipped or cracked, we will restore the body to its original glory.

When doing PDR, our technicians apply pressure at the back of a dent to re-form the metal, meaning there is no need for sanding, body fillers, and repainting. The suitability of PDR depends on the size and depth of the dent, accessibility to the backside of the dent, whether the area has been damaged in the past, and the sharpness of the dent. Thanks to our PDR service, you will avoid colour-matching problems. You will also save money and time.

Benefits of Our Paintless Dent Repair Service

1.   Cost-effectiveness: Our paintless dent repair is cheaper than the traditional dent repair offered by our competitors. This is because there are no body fillers, paints, or other materials involved, and you do not have to install a new body part. You also save on labour costs.

2. Time-saving: The fact that we do not have to prepare and paint a body panel or replace an entire part means the job is completed in a fraction of the time taken for conventional bodywork. Our process usually takes a few hours to 2 days, depending on the number of dents and the size and complexity of the dents. With conventional bodywork, there are long waiting periods during sanding and as the body filler and the different coasts of paint dry.

When to Choose Our Paintless Dent Repair Service

Minor dents: We fix small dents in the exterior of a vehicle with PDR, provided the paint has not been scratched. We can even repair dents that are several inches in diameter, provided the metal is not stretched.

Door dings: Door dings are dents that occur when a car’s side panel is struck by the door of another vehicle. This usually happens when both cars are parked close to each other. The dent is usually egg-shaped or round since it is created by a swinging motion. The end that suffers the initial contact is usually shallow, while the other end where the impact stops is normally deeper. We gain access to the backside of a door ding through the window opening. We usually remove the belt moulding at the bottom of the door window to allow access.

Hail dents: Hail damage leaves small, round dents the size of a golf ball on the vehicle since most hailstones are round. The hailstones do not usually cause impact scratching, meaning our experienced technicians can easily fix hail dents. Since hail falls from the sky, hail damage usually affects the horizontal body panels of a vehicle. These include the roof, the hood, the trunk, the quarter panels, and the tops of the fenders. Windows and windscreens can also be affected, depending on the direction of the wind.

Traditional Dent Repair vs. Paintless Dent Removal

When you come to Precision Dent Repair, you avoid all the pitfalls of traditional dent repair, which involves:

  • Sanding: The process starts with sanding off the factory paint, after cleaning the dented area with soap and water and then wiping it dry with a microfiber cloth. A sander with 80-grit sandpaper is usually used to remove the paint. Note the paint needs to be removed for two to five inches around the dent. This is followed by hammering the damaged area back to its original form. No sanding is necessary with our PDR.
  • Painting: Repainting starts with a layer of primer. When the primer dries, the base coat of paint is applied. Several coats may need to be applied until the desired results are achieved. The final step is the application of a finish. Paint and finish application is not necessary with our PDR service, saving you time and money and helping you protect the environment.
  • Filling: After the initial sanding and alignment, all gashes are filled using a body filler. This should be left to dry for between 15 and 20 minutes, followed by sanding the filler with 80-grit sandpaper. The application of the body filler and the sanding of the filler is repeated until the finish is aligned with the rest of the body panel. 180 and 320-grit sandpapers are then used to smooth the finish. This process takes time; therefore, you should consider our PDR service.

Our Paintless Dent Removal Techniques

There are several paintless dent removal techniques we use at Precision Dent Repair. The choice depends on the size and depth of the dent, the location/accessibility of the dent, whether bodywork has previously been done on the area, and the material that makes up the area being repaired. All these techniques utilize specialized equipment, which we have invested in. Our techniques include:

  • Pushing and massaging: Our technician will carefully apply pressure and massage the dent from the backside until it returns to its original shape.
  • Glue pulling: We use a tab that has a specialized glue applied to it, which we attach to the dent and pull until the dent ‘pops’ back into position.
  • Heat shrinking: If the metal is stretched, we often do heat shrinking, where we apply heat on the dent using a heat gun. The expansion and contraction allow the metal to set back to its original position.
  • Blending: We usually use this technique for larger dents. We heat the damaged area and then massage the dent with the aim of reshaping the panel without distorting or cracking the paint.
  • Tapping: We use this technique for deeper dents. We use a specialized tool to gently tap out the dent from the backside.

Our PDR technicians have sufficient training and experience and are certified. This ensures that there is no chipping and cracking during the PDR process.

Cost and Time Comparison

Traditional dent repair is time-consuming, and it usually takes several days. On the other hand, it only takes a couple of hours to two days for our PDR. Body fillers, primer, and paint require time to dry, and the preparation and sanding process is also time-consuming. Traditional dent repair is also more expensive because of filler, primer, and paint costs and higher labour costs.

With the considerably lower cost of our paintless dent repair Mississauga service, it is usually not necessary to engage your insurance company. Although PDR is normally covered by most insurers in Canada, the cost of our PDR service could be less than your deductible. If there is extensive damage and you need to engage your insurer, we will guide you every step of the way. Note that repairs will take longer when you engage your insurer since insurers have an elaborate assessment and approval process.

Our Auto Body Shop Services in Mississauga

Scratch Repair Services

At Precision Dent Repair, another of our services is scratch repair. We will assess the scratch to determine the extent of the damage and then come up with a customized solution. Common causes of scratches are improper washes, road debris, vandalism, unintentional contact, and collision. Buffing fixes most minor car scratches and surface blemishes. We wash and dry the area and apply a liquid scratch remover for this. Detailing using a variety of polishing machines, pads, and polishes can also fix many superficial car scratches. Another option is a car scratch repair kit, which usually includes a smooth putty to fill in the scratch, a liquid leveller to remove any excess putty, an ultra-fine sandpaper, and a clear coat applicator. We only recommend repainting for deep scratches that cannot be removed through less invasive methods.

Paint Damage and Restoration

From UV damage to issues with tree sap and from water spots to paint haze, there are many types of damage that call for exterior paint restoration. We try to retain your car’s factory paint as much as possible. Some quick solutions for paint damage are applying ceramic coating, applying a rubbing compound, and buffing out with good wax.

Insurance and Estimates

Some damages are covered by insurance, while others are not. Talk to your insurer to see if your damage is covered. In most cases, hail dents are covered if you have comprehensive insurance coverage. You may be required to provide a written explanation of how you got the damage. When you make a claim, you will be given a claim adjuster who will work with the body shop to get an estimate. Without an estimate quote, your insurer has nothing to base the payout on. The insurer will then release the money up to the limit of the policy after your deductible is paid. At Precision Dent Repair, we offer free, no-obligation quotes. We will guide you on how to make the claim.

Why Choose Our Dent Repair Shop in Mississauga?

Highly Skilled Team

We have a well-trained and highly skilled team with all the relevant certifications. The certification is essential as it ensures you do not void your car’s warranty. We are ARC and IMI EV, and Vale Master Craftsman certified. These certifications and our 20+ years in the industry are a testament to our credibility and reliability.

Customer Service Excellence

We are committed to offering excellent customer service. We have helpful and friendly staff who will answer your calls and emails promptly and guide you every step of the way, including on how to make an insurance claim. A good number of our clients come to us from recommendations from their friends, colleagues, and relatives. We also get clients from our outstanding online reviews.

Location and Accessibility

No matter where you live in the Greater Toronto Area, our two shops in Hamilton and Burlington are easily accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dent Repair

How Long Do Repairs Usually Take?

At Precision Dent Repair, it takes anywhere from a couple of hours to 2 days for minor repairs, depending on the number of dents, their size and location.

What If My Car Has Extensive Damage?

Our team will assess the damage and advise if repairs can be done or if you need to repair the panel or bumper. If the cost of repairs exceeds or nears that of replacement, then we will advise on replacement.

Do You Offer Any Guarantees?

We are committed to quick restoration without compromising on quality. We are also committed to customer satisfaction and the highest quality of craftsmanship, which we back up with our workmanship warranty.


Repairing dents on your vehicle is cheaper and quicker than you may think. With our paintless dent repair Mississauga service, this can take just a few hours. PDR is inexpensive and quick because no filling, sanding, or painting is required. It is also environmentally friendly. At Precision Dent Repair, we have honed our PDR skills over our 20 years of existence. Our technicians are well-trained and experienced and have state-of-the-art PDR tools. Call us at 905-385-3333 (Hamilton) or 905-741-4737 (Burlington) for our minor dent, door ding, hail damage repairs, and other services.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“We hate getting dents! But we love bringing our vehicles to Precision Dent Repair for their top notch repairs at an affordable rate and quick turnaround. They are always fast to respond to our inquiries and we highly recommend!”

Candace Kecskemeti

“I had a dent on my 1984 Mazda Rx7. The team was professional and courteous. My appointment was on time. They Quoted the price and stayed true to it. I would definitely recommend this business.”

Natasha Evangelista

Had a small dent in the trunk of my car, drove me crazy looking at it every time I approached my car…called and booked an appointment quickly. They were very cooperative and communicated well about the process. Was able to stop by and have them quote me a reasonable price and even showed me the shop and some of the work they were doing. Dropped my car off not long after that. Needless to say the little dent is gone and I’m feeling good about the work. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you want your car to look as good as new!

Chris “Sirhc” Perry

Don’t know how and when but ended up with a small 1-1.5 inch dent on driver side door just above the handle …. It drove me crazy!!

I was referred by a friend, super fast, friendly service and you would never know there was a dent!!

I am beyond happy as now I can stop staring at it through the side view mirror and focus on the road… kidding .. sort of 😜

I have already referred!! Keep up the great service!

Francesca Guaiana

About Us

We are a company that has been providing high-class services for over 20 years. Our passion, innovativeness, and customer service are the foundation of our reputation. We keep up with the changes in the industry and discover ways of customizing them to fit our clients uniquely. Part of our service is sharing knowledge about the PDR method, something we do in a respectful and friendly manner to enable you to make informed choices. Choosing us means getting the ultimate best repair for dent damage.