CBS Affiliate WHNT News 19 warns consumers to be aware of ‘mobile dent repair scams’ in this article. WHNT quoted an old 2015 article from KomoNews.
Maybe CBS Affiliate WHNT News should have researched the paintless dent repair (PDR) industry first before embarrassing themselves. 😆
Being a former used car dealer i know the PDR business well. It’s common for pdr techs to work out of a van or truck. They keep their specialty tools as a rule on a cart.
Good PDR techs can earn many hundreds daily. They travel from car-lot to car-lot removing dents from traded in used cars. Being a mobile pdr tech cuts out the large overhead of a repair facility. On top of the low overhead – dealers do not have to take their cars to the repair facility.
Never paint a panel to remove a minor dent! Techs can also remove hail damage too. I’ve witnessed what paintless dent removal techs can do. It’s amazing!
As far as cruising parking lots looking for work goes – why not. If your just starting out in your own business after finishing training, buying the tools needed etc, this is a good way to generate revenue. And the old saying CASH is KING still rules!
The moral of this story is: Got a minor ding or parking lot dent in your car? Use your smartphone (location enabled) search for ‘paintless dent repair’ to find a mobile tech that will come to your home or office.