Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is an innovative technique for removing minor dents and dings from a vehicle's body without the need for repainting.

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) at Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center is a minimally invasive method for repairing small dents and dings on a vehicle's exterior. PDR is highly effective for removing imperfections caused by hail, door dings, and other minor impacts.

This technique involves using specialized tools to gently massage the dented metal back into its original shape from behind the vehicle's paneling.

The process preserves the original paint, maintaining the vehicle’s factory finish, and is both time-efficient and environmentally friendly, as it avoids the use of fillers and paints.

When or why do you need it?

Paintless Dent Repair is ideal for fixing small to medium-sized dents where the paint surface is intact, such as those caused by hailstones, other vehicles' doors, or minor collisions. It's a preferred choice when you want to maintain your vehicle's original paint job, ensuring no color mismatches occur.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we recommend PDR in certain cases where it's a better and usually much more affordable route than traditional repair methods, allowing you to get your vehicle back sooner.

PDR is an excellent option for maintaining the aesthetic and resale value of your vehicle while avoiding the time and expense of more extensive bodywork.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch mechanical and collision repairs.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks online or a phone call with our friendly team. Walk-in appointments are welcome for all free body repair estimates.

Omaha’s Choice for Paintless Dent Repair Services

Whether you got caught in a hail storm or an accident on the freeway, we know how damage to your vehicle can interrupt your flow. After working in the body repair business for over two decades, we understand how to get you back on the road with quality body repair.

Gateway Auto joined an elite group of less than 15 percent of collision centers nationwide that have met I-CAR's rigorous Gold Class standard.

Body labor services performed are guaranteed against any defect in workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

What are the advantages of choosing paintless dent repair over traditional dent repair?

The key advantages of PDR include preserving the original paint, maintaining the vehicle's resale value, faster repair times, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional body work.

Is paintless dent repair a permanent solution?

Yes, paintless dent repair provides a permanent fix for shallow dents and dings that haven't damaged the paint. Once the dent is removed, it will not reappear under normal circumstances.

Will the paint or finish be affected during the PDR process?

No, paintless dent repair preserves the vehicle's original factory finish since there is no need for painting. The process is gentle and won't damage the paint when performed by our skilled technicians.

Can all types of dents be repaired using paintless dent repair?

PDR is highly effective for shallow dents with intact paint and accessible from the backside of the panel. However, deep or sharp dents, dents with paint damage, or dents in certain areas may require conventional repair methods.

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

What is it like to get your damaged vehicle fixed by Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Free estimate

Our body repair estimates are completely free and available with no appointment necessary.

We work with all insurance companies and build every estimate with a state-of-the-art manufacturer database that ensures the utmost accuracy on pricing and procedure for every recommended repair and part.

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On-site rental car pickup and dropoff

We know getting damage to your vehicle can be stressful, so we take care of the logistics in an effort to keep your life in motion. Gateway Collision Center works with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and will setup a pickup and drop-off of your rental on-site at our location.

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Stay in the loop

We clearly communicate with you, sending updates as your vehicle moves through each stage of the repair process.

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We restore your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash + interior clean from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

Body labor services performed by Gateway Auto are protected by a lifetime service warranty, guaranteed against any defect in workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

Over 400+ 5 Star Reviews
More than 400 customer-submitted 5-star reviews
"They were awesome.  My car was repaired and back to us within a week of an accident.  They detailed the car at no extra cost to us."

Diane Stanton

Collision Center

"I got my bumper replaced after a fender bender and it now looks better than ever. Employees were nice and professional"

Sydney Meier

Collision Center

"I had some pretty significant hail damage and the team at Gateway took care of me and my cars needs. Such friendly works."

Edwin Iraheta-Retana

Collision Center

"Gateway repaired my SUV after some body damage and did a wonderful job. The people I dealt with were friendly and professional and the work was done well and on time. They even cleaned the car inside and out."

Darren Powell

Collision Center