ST. LOUIS — Dent Wizard International, a global company specializing in automotive cosmetic reconditioning, recently announced an arrangement with FirstClose, an online service for loan originators. The partnership will allow users of FirstClose to offer consumers an automobile appearance service plan — called Ding Guard — as part of their loan.

The exclusive product, which became available today, provides a non-interest income product opportunity for banks and credit unions that use FirstClose.

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) is a process in which dents, dings, creases and hail damage are reformed to their original factory condition without any sanding or bonding. 

“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, added: “Partnering with FirstClose offers more consumers nationwide a way to protect their investments with our proven and respected automotive appearance service plan. And our [service plans] are unbeaten in the industry.”