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AutoWorks, Inc.'s Vale-certified paintless-dent-repair technicians restore vehicles battered by hail and help car-owners to navigate negotiations with insurance companies. Their skillful handiwork restores average pitting by hail within one or two days, a quick enough turnaround to get vehicles ravaged on Wednesdays ready for ramps over the Grand Canyon by the weekend. Workers employ steel rods of varying sizes to knead dents from damaged panels rather than replace them, shaping the metal to prevent the re-emergence of craters later on in most cases. Unless hail cracks the car's lacquer, the process sidesteps the time-consuming and eco-hazardous process of restoring the shell with paint and filler. In addition to wrangling insurance claims and rounding up rental cars to pick up clients, the friendly car-care professionals pen lifetime warranties on all repairs as well as lonesome ballads about life in the garage.