Paint-Less Dent Removal Does Not Belong in Parking Lots

I read the craziest story this week on another blog.  Get this…a woman and her two children were in the parking lot at her local grocery store.  A man pulled his car up next to hers as she was unloading her cart and inquired about a dent she had on her mini-van.  The man pled that he was an out of work auto body repair tech and that he could easily perform a “paint-less” dent removal on her car’s for $100.  She thought he looked harmless because inside his car was another older man, a woman, and a couple of kids.  She said that they were drilling holes into her mini-van’s quarter panel before she even agreed to having them do anything.   She said they wiped on some kind of wax that they said was toxic and not to touch for 24-hours.  Then the question of an agreed-upon price came up after they finished their “repairs” and because she felt threatened she paid them and they went on their way.  Basically, she got swindled.

Last week I introduced you to Marina Auto Body as one of the generous donors to the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge.  In that post, I described why Marina Auto Body is a premier auto body repair shop.  Not only are they committed to excellence and strive to provide exceptional customer service, they warranty their workmanship, use the finest materials, and invest in education for their repair technicians.   No automotive collision repair shop is more qualified than Marina Auto Body.

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For today’s post I had originally planned to outline what to do after you wreck your car.  I’m going to shelf that for now but will revisit in the very near future.  Maybe even a vlog with a behind the scenes peek at what happens to your car after you drop it off for repairs.  Instead, I’m going to briefly explain what paint-less dent removal is and that it should never involve drilling into your car’s panels.  Never.

Paint-less dent removal is a highly specialized service where a skilled technician removes dents as small as a tennis ball to the size of a football.  They use special tools to either push the dents outs from behind the panel or a suction-type tool to pull the dent if it cannot be accessed from behind the panel.   These techniques are generally used on vehicles made in the early 1990’s to current year models.  Advances in high strength metal and resilient paint finishes allow for paint-less dent removal to be successful.

However, paint-less dent removal cannot be done if the dent is not near the edge of a panel.  A huge dent right smack in the middle of your door?  The techs likely can’t get access to the dent without taking off the interior door panels.  I once had a baseball hit my car door and attempted to have a paint-less dent removal company repair it.  No go.  I had to have it repaired by traditional auto body repair methods which was OK because I crashed that car weeks after the baseball hit it!

Yes, there are mobile paint-less dent removal companies but they don’t troll grocery store parking lots.  Shame on those guys for taking advantage of this woman!  The whole thing irritates me because it just adds to the negative stereotype about auto body repairs.  I worked in the industry for many years and have met a ton of  good hardworking people.  I can proudly say that Marina Auto Body is made up of good hardworking people.

If your car is riddled with door dings and dents, swing into Marina Auto Body to have an expert look at it and get a free computerized estimate.  If it can be repaired by paint-less dent removal they can help make those arrangements for you.  And if it can’t, you won’t be disappointed in the repairs from Marina Auto Body.  Regardless, don’t ever let anyone drill holes in your car in some random parking lot.  Call the police instead.

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Marina Auto Body Los Angeles

4095 Redwood Avenue.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 822-6615
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Marina Auto Body Huntington Beach

17911 Georgetown Lane,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 848-3178
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm

This is a non-sponsored post. Marina Auto Body has generously donated services to the winner of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge. Wendy Will Blog does not endorse any products mentioned. This post appears in exchange for the services donated. All opinions are of my own.

Marina Auto Body | Premier Collision Repair

It’s Thursday and I’m thrilled to feature yet another amazing contributor to the winner of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge!  Aren’t you kicking yourself for not signing up?  The winner is taking home a ton of cash and products galore from a group of generous people in and around Orange County!

This week, I am pleased to introduce you to Marina Auto Body!

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Most of my readers are mostly women and I’m guessing many have never stepped foot into an auto body repair shop, right?  Hey, maybe you’ve never had a fender bender or wrecked your car – that is a good thing!  But if you have…was it you who oversaw the repair process or even dealt with the insurance company?  Maybe you let your significant other handle it because, well…it was a wrecked car.  Truth is, auto body shops have a reputation of being ran by intimidating men gunning for an up sell.  I’m here to tell you otherwise.

Today, I’ll introduce you to what makes Marina Auto Body a premier automotive body shop.  Next week, I will walk you through the steps of what to do after having an accident.  I’m an expert, y’all, because:

  1. I worked at Marina Auto Body for many years before becoming a full-time mom, and
  2. I’ve wrecked my own car several times!

Marina Auto Body should be your number one choice for automotive collision repair services in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. They’ve been committed to excellence and dedicated to providing exceptional customer service since 1978. With two locations – Los Angeles and Huntington Beach – Marina Auto Body only uses state of the art equipment and every technician is I-CAR and A.S.E certified.  Marina Auto Body is an Authorized Repair Center for Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz. In 2011, Automobile Club of Southern California chose Marina Auto Body as the winner of the Top Shop Award in Customer Service!

 Let’s take a closer look at Marina Auto Body.

  • The Los Angeles location is a 28,000 square foot, stage-of-the-art facility, complete with a fully computerized office and shop.
  • For expert paint refinishing, Marina Auto Body uses Spies Hecker paint to ensure a quality color match to your vehicle’s color.
  • They also utilize two downdraft spray booths with bake ovens and three downdraft prep stations for cleaner, more efficient service and a smooth, factory-like finish.
  • They have made a major investment in the finest paint system available and constantly upgrades its technology and equipment.
  • Marina Auto Body provides a written warranty on workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

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Marina Auto Body’s customer service representatives have pledged to provide top-notch customer service to every single customer.  Their team contributes their diverse specialties and experiences to resolve any problem that arises. Since Marina Auto Body is a direct repair facility for many major insurance companies, there really is no one more qualified to handle your total collision repair.

Marina Auto Body’s commitment to equipment, materials, training and customer service sets them apart from the rest. From computerized estimates to bodywork, no automotive collision repair shop is more qualified than Marina Auto Body.

Here’s a great tip: In case you’re in an accident, bookmark Marina Auto Body’s website on your mobile phone and you’ll have help at your fingertips!  They can arrange towing service from the scene of the accident to their facility.  Marina is also very active in social media!  Find them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Marina Auto Body Los Angeles

4095 Redwood Avenue.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 822-6615
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Marina Auto Body Huntington Beach

17911 Georgetown Lane,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 848-3178
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm

This is a non-sponsored post. Marina Auto Body has generously donated services to the winner of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge. Wendy Will Blog does not endorse any products mentioned. This post appears in exchange for the services donated. All opinions are of my own.