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PDR Seems To Be the Leading Service In Automotive Reconditioning

It seems by now that paintless dent removal (PDR) is by the far the most versatile and profitable service compared to all other auto recon services. Some other services like, bumper repair and mobile auto body repair have good higher ticket averages but with PDR you can get more done in less time. In most cases, PDR is performed within 30-60 minutes. Average cost is between $85-$150. Mobile bumper repair, 2-3 hours and average cost is $225-$275. But… there’s materials, health hazards, bigger vehicle, more gas and time are all factors. If one was to get into the automotive reconditioning industry, their first consideration would be to train in PDR. Now the downside is, PDR takes time to learn properly, not to mention the training is the utmost important. Dent Time PDR Training and Top Gun PDR Training are a couple of good one on one private clinics to learn from. One reason is to learn PDR is the low start up cost and no overhead and materials once you have your initial tools. Unless you loose your tools, you won’t really have to worry inventory. If you are a tool nut, then you might be spending some coin but it won’t because you have to. PDR seems to be the core of the automotive reconditioning industry. Once you offer the service, profits seem to sore with less outflow. Even if you don’t personally offer the service, you might consider hiring a sub-contractor or going to a recommended school. BEWARE! Don’t fall for those 1 week training courses. If you can’t afford 2-4 weeks, then don’t even go. Save your money and time and go when can. Paintless dent removal is becoming more and more popular than ever. Most PDR companies have added on other services and have become a real player in the all-in one automotive business. Veteran PDR techs developed a sense of need from the customers and in todays day in age, it’s all about services offered. Then again, the truth is how good are your services? Quality before volume. You master quality, you mastered your business.  

PDR Companies offer More than one Service – Bumper, Wheel, Scratch Repair

Seems these days more and more paintless dent repair companies are either forming their own auto reconditioning companies or sub contracting the work out. Either way it adds more profit to the bottom line. Bumper repair alone can earn $250k a year. Wheel repair $100k plus. Why not? If you have an organized plan and a good team, your own your way to success.

Franchises are really not the way to go though. You can achieve the same thing on your own but if you have already experience in the industry, it’s really not hard. The hardest is getting the right honest, dependable and responsible technicians. Oh did I forget, quality is always a must too.

The future is a well rounded company who can offer all the services with affordable good service. Not cheap, I said “affordable”. If you realize your service has value, your customers will too. It’s just the way it goes. You play the low ball game, you then become the game. You’ll be forever caught up in it until you burn out. Well enough about that.

The best advice I can give is to pace yourself. Pay attention to your business plan, keep your budget and market towards the internet. Maintain balance and don’t let your wheel get wobbly. Other wise you are heading for a shaky ride.

Everything has it’s dues. Bumper and wheel repair can have very picky people. Problems can happen like dust, runs, fish eyes, unmatched paint and so forth. But everything has it’s payoff as well. If you are willing to go through some learning challenges and adventures, you’ll get to the end of the tunnel. If you’re worried about failing, then you should be more worried about not succeeding .

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