The Process

  • Initial inspection

    • When a car first arrives the vehicle undergoes a thorough cleaning and inspection of all damage. Claim related and unrelated prior damage are marked with grease pens and if hail dents are measured and counted. The original insurance estimate is checked for accuracy.



  • Supplementation

    • If the initial inspection reveals deficiencies in the original estimate, the insurance company is contacted and a re-inspection of the vehicle is requested. This is perhaps the most important part of the process. Some original estimates can be short by as much as 200%.  As long as you have not settled for the originol amount, we can get the insurance to cover what it takes to repair your vehicle properly.


  • Disassembly

    • Once a vehicle is ready for repair the required panels and components are carefully removed to expose any possible hidden damage and labled for reassembly. 


  • PDR Repair

    • After disassembly a highly trained PDR technician meticulously massages all dents back to their original pre-dented shape. This is done with a variety of different tools and methods. When a panel's underside is not accessible, a glue pulling method is sometimes used. This involves gluing a pull tab to the outside of the dent and gently pulling the dent out with a slide dent puller. The combination of the two skill sets allow almost any dent in any location to be fully repaired without using invasive access techniques.


  • Reassembly

    • After the damaged areas have been completely repaired, a supervisor inspects the work for any flaws and the vehicle is reassembled.


  • Final Inspection and Cleaning

    • After the vehicle is reassembled all related functions are checked. For instance, if the headlights were removed to fix the dents on a fender, the headlamps will be aligned and aimed. If the headliner was removed it is checked to make sure all interior lights function properly and then the vehicle is washed and vacuumed prior to delivery.


  • Delivery and Payment

    • Once the repair is completed the customer is contacted to arrange delivery of the vehicle. Payment in full is due at this time. Often the insurance company will make a check payable directly to DENTEx and therefore the customer can take possession of their vehicle without having to secure payment of any kind. Sometimes insurance checks are made payable to two parties; both DENTEx and the insured. In this situation DENTEx will stamp the check and the customer will sign it over to DENTEx. However some insurance companies will make the payment out directly to the insured and then the customer is responsible for making sure the money is available before or at the time of delivery.  We prefere that you do not cash any insurance check you recieve. Just simply sign it over to DENTEx Auto Solutions. 
dent puller

Scheduling an Appointment


DENTEx Auto Solutions Locations



1401 S Big Bend Blvd

Richmond Heights, MO 63117


Phone:  314-932-5200

Fax:      314-932-5561



Location#2 (Auto Body)

12110 Lusher Road

St.Louis, MO 63138


Phone:  314-653-1000

Fax:      314-932-5561


Contact form


Business Hours





9:00am - 5:00pm




Schedule an appoinment now

Let us take the hassle out of your repair experience. At DENTEx Auto Solutions, we are  your one stop repair shop!

New website online

Learn more about us and our services!