Estimate the Cost of Paintless Dent Repair with Technology
Estimating the hail or paintless dent repair cost on a vehicle can be a complicated process. If you’re doing retail PDR work, you need to balance the expectation of how much you’ll make with your customers’ expectations of what they’ll pay. With hail damage, you need to come to an agreement with the insurance adjuster. And we all know this can be a challenge and a huge pain.
If you’re already a PDR technician, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time training to perfect your craft. Now, you need to make sure you’re making the money that you deserve. Mobile Tech RX has technology that will help you create PDR, hail damage and car repair estimates that make your life easier. And they make your business more money!
Whether you’re handling hail damage, door dings, major damage, retail, or dealerships, the Mobile Tech RX estimating app can work for you. Its built-in VIN scanner and hail matrix, lets you focus on the PDR work while building a better business.
Read on to learn how you can use Mobile Tech RX to bring up the average paintless dent repair cost with each job you take on. Here’s how the Mobile Tech RX app will help you earn more money, save time, and look more professional.
Raise Your Cost Per Dent with High-Value Estimates
You probably already know how to use a PDR pricing matrix to determine the cost to fix a dent. There are many common PDR and hail matrices that help you get to a price, including Paul Kordon, State Farm, and the Mobile Tech RX standard matrix.
At Mobile Tech RX, we’ve done all the work for you. All of the PDR pricing matrices can be found straight in the app. All you have to do is choose your matrix, mark the damage you see in the app, and we calculate your price.
While you can choose to use any PDR or hail pricing matrix that you would like, we recommend you use the Mobile Tech RX standard matrix. Dan Ontrop made an extra $146,215 in revenue in 6 months by using Mobile Tech RX’s standard pricing matrix.
Make More Money with Comparative Pricing
One of the most helpful parts of Mobile Tech RX’s PDR app is the Comparative Pricing feature. Comparative Pricing shows you panel replacement costs, NADA vehicle values, and x-ray photos of your vehicle. For each panel of a vehicle, you can see how much it would cost a bodyshop to replace, including parts and all associated labor. For example, the true cost to replace the hood also includes the R&I for the headlights, front bumper, and blending into the fenders. Comparative Pricing will also have information about any special materials, photos and notes to help you understand what you’re working with. When you know all of these pieces of information, you can sell your work more easily and counter any customer objections.
Bring Up the Average Cost of Your Dent Repair Work with Price-a-Dent
Our Price-A-Dent dent price guide allows you to create high value PDR estimates and maximize profit with every job. With Price-a-Dent, you can create prices for each dent you’re estimating on a vehicle. For example, if you have a big dent on the front door – you can size and price it in the app. Let’s say the dent is 3 inches and medium depth. You can mark the size and get a price instantly.
You can also pull up Comparative Pricing when you’re using Price-A-Dent. If you see a blue dot next to the photo icon, that means there is an X-ray photo available. These photos will help you determine the accessibility of the dent. If there is poor access, like obstructed damage or high strength steel, that might justify an upcharge. You can choose what percentage you want to add on by an interactive sliding scale.
Save Time with the Mobile Tech RX Digital Estimating Tool
Time is money. The Mobile Tech RX PDR app can save you the time you need to grow your business in multiple ways:
- With 20+ pre-loaded hail matrices, the hail matrix feature lets you cut invoicing time in half. This also means you can deal with insurance approval in a snap.
- The handy VIN scanner quickly brings up all the details of the vehicle and auto-populates with the information. This means you don’t have to take time doing research on each vehicle and completing forms.
- Increase your estimating speed with the app’s simple client management function. Group and sort your client list by retail or dealerships, then set default rates per client.
- Say goodbye to a lengthy process of downloading and uploading invoices. Take advantage of the app, which integrates with QuickBooks so all of your systems work together smoothly.
- For mobile PDR techs, the Mobile Tech RX app goes anywhere you go. Download the app on your Apple computer, tablet, or phone and you’re good to go.
Ensure a Better Customer Experience with Professional PDR Estimates and Invoices
Now you might be wondering – if you raise your paintless dent repair prices, will your customers come back to you? The customer experience is about more than just price. Customers who have positive experiences are more likely to come back. To ensure you win business again and again, you want to offer efficient, convenient, and professional service.
Using a business app like Mobile Tech RX not only helps you price higher, but it also helps you deliver a more professional look, more streamlined service and price transparency to your customers. Our app helps you create professional and branded digital invoices and stop using pen and paper. You can also process credit cards and capture signatures within the app right on the spot.