FirstClose Partners with Dent Wizard to Offer New Appearance Service Plan to Lenders

National online service for loan origination systems, FirstClose, adds Exclusive Ding Guard from Dent Wizard as option for consumer auto loans

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive cosmetic reconditioning, recently announced an arrangement with FirstClose, an online service for loan originators, which will allow users of FirstClose to offer consumers an automobile appearance service plan - called Ding Guard - as part of their loan. This exclusive product offered by FirstClose provides a unique, non-interest income product opportunity for banks and credit unions that use FirstClose.

Ding Guard from FirstClose will be available to consumers beginning October 1, 2013.

FirstClose's Ding Guard service plan helps consumers keep their newly purchased vehicle in dent and ding free condition without any sanding or painting. Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) - pioneered by Dent Wizard - is a process whereby dents, dings, creases and hail damage are reformed to their original factory condition without any sanding or bonding.

The advantages of Ding Guard's PDR include:
- For dents, dings and creases on doors, fenders, quarter panels, hoods, roofs and trunks;
- Hail damage deductible benefit included in most states, typically covering repairs up to $500, or the amount of the customer's automotive insurance comprehensive deductible;
- Limited lifetime warranty on all repairs, as backed by Dent Wizard;
- Factory finish remains intact;
- No paint matching necessary;
- Maintains the value of the consumer's car;
- Saves hundreds of dollars in leased vehicle turn-in costs.

"Ding Guard coverage information is integrated into FirstClose's online loan management product, so loan originators who use FirstClose will find it easy to adopt in their consultations with customers," said Tim Smith, president at FirstClose.

Aaron Cooper, Dent Wizard's national director of finance and insurance, said "Partnering with FirstClose offers more consumers nationwide a way to protect their investments with our proven and respected automotive appearance service plan. And our warranties are unbeaten in the industry."

About FirstClose:
FirstClose is an Austin, Texas-based online service, owned and operated by First Lenders Data, Inc., a mortgage settlement service solution for lenders looking to improve efficiency and accuracy while lowering costs and turn-around time. FirstClose aggregates nationally recognized vendors and service providers into one easy-to-use online solution. FirstClose products and services include credit reports, flood certifications, AVMs and traditional valuation products, as well as income verification, tax tracking, title insurance, doc prep, closing and recording services. Additionally, FirstClose provides more progressive services, including hybrid and gap valuations and alternative lien reports. To learn more, contact Doug Beaty, EVP Director of National Sales, at 512-600-2262 or via email doug.beaty[at] For additional information about the offering, visit

About Dent Wizard:
Dent Wizard International has been the leader in the development of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) technology since its establishment in 1983. Dent Wizard provides on-site cosmetic reconditioning services and products to the automotive industry through its relationships with dealerships, auto auctions, rental companies and insurance companies. Services include: PDR; chip and scratch repair; bumper repair; headlight brightening; pin striping; interior repair; wheel restoration; locksmith services; exterior blackout; and hail damage repair. Dent Wizard also offers Ding Shield® and Ding Shield Preferred, a service plan sold through dealership F&I departments. An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information visit or call 800-DENT-WIZ.

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