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Guess What Kind of Auto Body Repair is Best for the Environment? Hint: The Initials are PDR

Happy September, Everyone!

I hope you all had a great Labor Day and that your kids are safely back at school. It’s hard to believe that summer is unofficially over... at least in Minnesota. But hopefully, we will have a glorious autumn to look forward to before the white stuff hits.

PDR and the Environment:

Those who have followed this blog from the beginning may remember that we started the blog by talking about how paintless dent repair or PDR makes sense for the environment. Let’s review a few of the reasons that if you care about the Earth (and who doesn’t) you’ll want to choose PDR for your autobody concerns like dents, dings, and hail damage:

  • We don’t use toxic paint or any kind of paint. That’s why we call it paintless dent repair.

  • We don’t use other toxic chemicals.

  • Our tools are reusable, and we’ve got one for just about any scenario or crook and cranny you can imagine when ridding your vehicle of its imperfections. Check out Dent Reaper to learn more about the tools.

  • We come to you. You don’t need to drive to our shop to take care of your car’s dents and dings. We come to your home or business. That means fewer cars on the road.

  • And hey, this may be a stretch, but fewer banged-up cars on the road, are also good for the environment…right?

And speaking of the environment, what’s up with the Electric Vehicle tax credit?

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act recently signed into law by President Biden, a tax credit of up to $7500 may be available for purchasing a qualified electric vehicle. This part of the bill aims to make electric cars affordable for the middle class. The current income requirements are a maximum modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) of $150,000 for a single person, $225,000 for a head of household filer, or $300,000 for joint filers.

The amount of the credit depends on the car and its battery. For more information, check out this site.

Of course, you’ll save money with an electric vehicle by not buying gas. The bill also contains provisions to make a lot more charging stations available.

Not all cars qualify:

Chevy Bolt

It seems that Uncle Sam wants you to have a nice car, but not too nice. The vehicles on the list are chosen based on battery efficiency and value. Before purchasing an EV expecting to get the tax credit, make sure to check out the latest requirements. Here is a list of the current cars that qualify:

  • Cadillac Lyriq (only if classified as an SUV)

  • Chevrolet Blazer EV

  • Chevrolet Bolt

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV

  • Chevrolet Silverado EV (with specific options and trim levels)

  • Ford F-150 Lightning (with specific options and trim levels)

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E

  • Nissan Leaf

  • Rivian R1S (with specific options and trim levels)

  • Rivian R1T (with specific options and trim levels)

  • Tesla Cybertruck (with particular options and trim levels)

  • Tesla Model 3 (with particular options and trim levels)

  • Tesla Model Y (only if classified as an SUV, and only with specific options and trim levels)

  • Volkswagen ID.4 (only 2023+ models made in Tennessee)

Mustang Mach E

Whatever your car runs on, if you’ve got dents and dings, we will fix it!

Not sure if Dent Reaper Tools will Work on this Vehicle

Whether you’re filling up at the pump, plugging in, or you have a hole in the floorboard Fred Flintstone style, if you’ve experienced hail damage or any kind of body damage that doesn’t require a paint job, we’re here for you. Just contact us here for an estimate or to make an appointment.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe school year!

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