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BMW Fender Repair

If you have a client that is a BMW owner, then you will learn quickly that this type of vehicle is different and sometimes requires special attention. The differences are evident all the way from the parts for the engine down to how dents and which dents can or can’t be fixed or manipulated through PDR methods.
As you know, most cars are outfitted with bolt on front fenders and have a plastic liner or skirt. These work just fine for a PDR Technician because all you would need to do is move them out of the way for dent removal access.
Unfortunately, this ease of access is not so simple for the BMW. The plastic liner is jam-packed into the lip of the wheel opening. What this means to you is that you are going to have to drop the fender skirt for PDR access.
So how do you get to it in the easiest way possible? You will need to use the car jack so that the wheels drop and are suspended. This is a key way to save yourself a lot of unnecessary time spent removing the wheel. After all, your goal is to get in and out of the job at hand to maximize your profitability.
You will find that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) for new cars, are following the Bavarian design of tight skirts. This could be for adding additional strength but whatever the reason, you are going to want to know what to do when you run into this issue.
You are going to have to get into the habit of lifting the hood of newer cars and checking for a skirt or plastic trim that is covering the aprons and fender lips.
This entire process is a part of maintaining the value of a BMW and any certified and pre-owned programs for lease returns require it. Following are the BMW models that can in fact be repaired by the PDR methods:
BMW 1, 3, 5, 6, & 7 Series
BMW X1, X3, X5, X6 and M Series

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