Road debris poses a significant threat to vehicles, potentially causing extensive damage. From loose gravel to rocks kicked up by passing vehicles, debris on the road can strike cars with force, leading to dents, scratches, and even shattered windshields. Not only can this damage be costly to repair, but it also poses safety risks to drivers and passengers. A sudden impact from road debris can startle drivers, potentially causing them to lose control of their vehicles, especially at high speeds. Thus, staying vigilant and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles are crucial to minimize the risk of encountering and being harmed by road debris.

Rich was a new customer to Dent Repair Now.  He drove down Interstate 79 in Allegheny County in his 2021 Ram 1500.  Just cruising along listening to the radio when out of nowhere, something on the highway bounced up and hit his driver’s side front door.  He said the noise was really loud, but he didn’t know what it was or where it came from.  When he got home to Carnegie, he went to look at the side of his truck.   The dent itself was not large, not deep, and did not break the paint.  This was all good news (silver lining of denting your vehicle maybe?)  What Rich didn’t see was that whatever came into contact with his door had also bounced into the bedside.   So there was another dent that needed repaired.  We provided Rich with an estimate over the phone with pictures provided by him.  Many times, pictures are enough for us to provide accurate costs of repair.  If not, we can definitely give a clear starting point for cost, and then have you stop at the shop for an in-person assessment.  Many people are not aware that paintless dent repair is even an option available to them.  Many of our first-time customers think, “Damage to my car equals a trip to the body shop”.  This is far from accurate.  We feel it’s our personal mission to make sure everyone knows what paintless dent repair is, and when it is an option, it is the best option for repair.  Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a specialized approach dedicated to removing dents on cars, trucks or SUV surfaces without resorting to traditional repair methods like sanding, filling, and repainting or even welding. Technicians that are adept in this technique employ unique tools to carefully manipulate the metal back to its original shape from behind the impacted area. This method ensures the preservation of the vehicle’s original paint, making it particularly suitable for large and small damage such as dings, dents, and hail, small collision, and deer hits. Paintless dent repair not only offers a (most often) cost-effective solution but also promotes environmental sustainability by avoiding the use of harmful chemicals associated with repainting. It’s a meticulous and non-intrusive process that maintains the vehicle’s factory finish and resale value. (We have a whole article explaining how Paintless dent repair is a “green” option and has little to no impact on the environment.  Here is an excerpt from that article, (You can read the entire article HERE.)

“Paintless dent repair, on the other hand, does not generate any waste and does not require any harsh chemicals or solvents. This makes it a more environmentally friendly option compared to conventional body shop repairs. Additionally, because paintless dent repair is a quicker process, it reduces the amount of energy and resources used, making it a more sustainable option. We have a brick-and-mortar shop located in Robinson Township at 2603 Washington Rd, Unit 3, Canonsburg, PA Having a set space in which repairs can be done eliminates the use of multiple trucks and vans traveling the tri state area. Vehicle pollutants harm our health and contain greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Burning gasoline and diesel fuel creates harmful byproducts like nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, benzene, and formaldehyde. In addition, vehicles emit carbon dioxide, which is the most common human-caused greenhouse gas.” 

Some of the questions most often asked is, “How can I get an estimate?” “Do I have to come to you?”  “Can you come to my house to look at my car and give me an estimate?”  “Do you do estimates over the phone?” and so on.  We want you to know that you have a couple of options available to you to get the most complete and accurate estimate for your repair.  We have written an article answering these questions and more you can READ HERE.  Please feel free to reach out to us and let us take a look at your damage.  We can help you decide if paintless dent repair is the right way to go, or if a body shop is best option.    You can fill out the form on our website or text us photos of your damage to 724-607-8980 and we will quickly get in touch to provide you with an estimate and options available to you.

You can also stop in at the shop for an in-person evaluation of your damage. We are located at 2603 Washington Rd, Unit 3, Canonsburg, PA 15317.  We are open from 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday.

For more information, you can check out our website Dent Repair Now.

Rich’s Ram driver door and bedside were both repaired to a quality of “the same or better than a body shop” which is always our goal.  His repair was definitely cost-effective, as well as timely.  We were able to get him scheduled at the shop the same week as the damage occurred, and his repair took less than four hours, leaving him plenty of time to enjoy the rest of his day.  And as always, we here at Dent Repair Now always stand behind our Customer Satisfaction Promise:  If You’re Not Happy With Your Repair, You Don’t Pay.  


The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that between the years 2011 and 2014, there were over 200,000 accidents caused by debris in the road. Even more startling, of those accidents, 39,000 caused injuries, and 500 deaths resulted. These numbers provide a stark look at just how prevalent and dangerous debris is.

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