Most folks know how cost-effective PDR is, but they fail to understand just how wasteful and risky the traditional estimating process for PDR is.
Centerville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The recently-launched Sullivan PDR Estimator™ is proving to be a game changer for the autobody repair industry by eliminating much of the time and frustration previously devoted to estimating for Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). “Most folks know how cost-effective PDR is, but they fail to understand just how wasteful and risky the traditional estimating process for PDR is,” says inventor Jim Sullivan. “The old way was taking too long, losing some customers, and running the PDR technicians ragged.”
The traditional PDR estimating scenario usually goes something like this: A customer visits a body shop and inquires about paintless dent repair for a certain dent. The body shop, which doesn’t have an in-house PDR technician to do estimates on the spot, has to call a local PDR technician and schedule a time with both the technician and the customer for a PDR estimate. Once the estimate is finally complete (often hours or days later), decisions can be made about proceeding with the repair.
The Sullivan PDR Estimator™ radically alters this process to everyone’s benefit. Now the shop can quickly estimate the dent for PDR on the customer’s first visit. The estimate can be emailed directly to the technician and a repair time scheduled on the spot. The customer’s experience comes to closure much sooner, reducing the chances that the customer will shop elsewhere for the repair. Further, the shop knows that it has a credible estimate, and the PDR technician did not have to invest the time and trouble required to schedule and execute an estimate across town. “It’s really a no-brainer,” says Sullivan, “and it’s great to finally have a system that makes estimating easy and efficient for everybody!”
For additional information about Sullivan PDR Estimator, please visit the website at: http://www.sullivanpdrestimator.com
About Sullivan PDR Estimator™
The Sullivan PDR Estimator™ web application is a Patent-Pending software created by co-inventors Jim Sullivan and Jack Pelham. The service launched in June 2012 after several years in development and an exciting introduction to the automotive industry at the 2011 NACE Exposition. The system includes two separate applications: one for estimating dents of any size, and the other is customized for hail damage.