Before emailing us please read over our Gold-Standard & Express Methods page so we can give you the correct pricing.
* Vehicle Vin number , make, model, year, color and if it's 3 stage pearl or candy. (Vin number is helpful as we write some estimates with Audatex estimating software)
* is the panel / panels metal or aluminum ? (If a magnet sticks it's metal and if it does not it's aluminum)
*Telephone number (so I can call with an estimate as it takes to long to reply by email most times and their might be other questions I need to ask and also consider them as spam)
2. The Dent Devils new shop is located @ 5644 Kearny Mesa Road, Suite J San Diego Ca. 92111.
(When driving North on Kearny Mesa road go past Harley Davidson of San Diego-Kearny Mesa -until you get to The Furniture Warehouse take a right at the end of the complex then you will see Sandwich Stop Deli (2nd corner unit) keep going until the 3rd corner unit which is The Dent Devils Cosmetic Repair Shop (< Google Map)
We are North of all the high-end car dealers along the Westside of the163 fwy and North end of Kearny Mesa Road at the Mobil gas station)
The Dent Devils Paintless Repair Shop hours vary due to working late hours. Typically open from 10am until 6pm Monday - Friday and some Saturdays and Sundays.
( Calling or send a text before showing up to make sure shop is open and I'm available highly recommended as hours vary.)
*Please keep in mind that files that are too big cannot be downloaded to my smart phone. So, if I am out of the shop , I will not have access to them until my return.
3. Send pictures to my smart phone: (619) 726-6767
Please include the following information:
* your name
* Vehicle make, year, model
Accurate photo estimates will require sending at least one photo from straight on and at least one photo from a sharp side view angle, both taken from 3' to 4' away (as in the slide show below). Having a reflection in the paint also helps.
This gives me a 3D view of the damage with more accuracy in terms of size, depth, and location, which is of the utmost importance in giving you an accurate price. It also allows me to check if the repair can be done with Paintless Dent Repair.
Did you already receive a price from someone else? We also except most detailed estimates from Body shops,Insurance companies and other paintless dent and bumper repair companies. If you have one bring it with you or email a copy with your pictures please.
Don't be illegally steered by your insurance company even if your vehicle cannot be repaired completely with PDR, The Dent Devils can still help because I work with several local body shops that can handle the painting part if it is to much for our shop to handle. Which still might reduce your end cost or at the least lesson the use of bondo fillers that would need to be used or panels that need to be replaced if it went straight to a regular body shop. This can also reduce the deminished value and the enviromental impact.
Before you spend any of your hard-earned money and let just anyone touch your auto, for your protection, please do a simple background check with the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). In order to provide auto-related services in San Diego County and the City of San Diego, all service providers have to be registered with the BAR in order for them to legally perform auto body repair, collision repair, bumper repair, mechanical work, auto painting, and paintless dent repair.
They are also supposed to have estimate sheets filled out when doing repairs that include the company's name and phone number printed on it and not just anything handwritten.
Both auto body shops and mobile repair providers have to be registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair and the City of San Diego. In addition, mobile repair providers must be registered in each city and county in which they provide services.
If a company cannot take the time to legally operate in San Diego, why should you trust them with your second largest investment, and most importantly, your families' lives!
Bureau of Automotive Repair
10240 Systems Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95827
1310 Union Plaza Court, suite 100
Oceanside, Ca 92054
To protect and serve California consumers by ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair marketplace and administering a model motor vehicle emissions reduction program.
Hopefully this saves someone a lot of grief in going with the wrong company. Also be sure to check out my scams section, blogs & no drilling method for proper paintless dent repair access
Take care Eddie Martin
P.S: You can also check out a company with the Better Business Bureau