The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for “Small to Medium Area Repair Technology”. This term refers to a specialized set of techniques and processes used to repair some areas of a vehicle. In most cases these repairs can be performed in a short amount of time and with minimal out-of-pocket costs to the customer.
S.M.A.R.T. IS SMALL MEDIUM AREA REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
The goal behind S.M.A.R.T. repair is to use specialized tools to address vehicle damage in a localized area, (such as a single panel, ie: door, fender, hood, bumper, etc.) without the need for panel replacement or incur major costs with lengthy repair times. The S.M.A.R.T. method allows vehicle owners to keep their vehicles exterior in great shape at an affordable cost.
HOW DOES S.M.A.R.T PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR WORK?
The S.M.A.R.T. PDR process involves four primary steps in order to achieve a like-new status and that the dent is completely repaired
- Assess the dent/damage on the vehicle.
- Gain entry to the dent/damage on the vehicle.
- Map out plan for repair.
- Apply S.M.A.R.T. PDR techniques to remove the dent.
Assess the Damage:
The first step in S.M.A.R.T. repairs is to visually assess the damage. We’ll locate the dent and determine the dent’s characteristics: how big is the dent, how deep is the dent, is there a crease in the dent, etc…
In most cases, PDR requires the back side of the dent to be exposed and accessible. This means we carefully remove the applicable body panels, light enclosures, or in some cases we have to remove the interior panels and wiring to properly gain entry to both sides of the dent.
Map Out Plan:
Once the dent is exposed on both sides, we use our specialized lights and equipment to highlight the dent/damage. This paints a clear picture of all of the dent’s characteristics and allows our techs where to start.
Apply S.M.A.R.T. Techniques:
Once the dent/damage has been accessed, viewed, and the lighting has been properly placed, our techs apply the right amount of pressure and techniques to slowly massage the dent back to a like-new condition.