PDR Training Online Hail Damage Estimate

Hail Damage Considerations

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This lesson teaches the student how to write an accurate pdr hail damage estimate. With hail damage repair you are most likely going to be working with an insurance company, as such you will be using a standard hail damage price matrix chart so you don’t want to miss anything. We teach you how to properly view the vehicle under the proper lighting source in order to see all of the dents to get a correct count on the number, size, and location of the dents. We show you how to mark each dent first then tally them after, while differentiating between prior door dings and fresh hail damage. The key to a good estimate is to not miss any dents or damage in the estimate process, this is where you make your money, any missed dents or damage is time and money lost on the repair job. We teach you about up charges to the matrix pricing for aluminum panels, over sized dents, double walled panels, roof repairs on vans, mini vans, suvs, extended cab trucks, corrosion protection, where to get pricing for remove and reinstall access. We teach you how to make the determination if part of the repair is not worth the time vs results and needs to be sent out for traditional bodyshop repair and paint. We also explain in detail the standard hail damage size and price matrix chart.

  • Lesson Length: 35 minutes