We have seen hail storms or thunderstorms with falling debris do a lot of harm to cars and trucks. The hoods and roofs get the most damage, with large dents peppered all over. Fortunately, most of these damages can be easily repaired with dent removal.
How dent removal works?
Dent repair specialists use technology and tools to pop a dent back to its original shape. Sometimes this means removing some trim pieces to get to the inner panel of your door, side panel, hood or roof.
With paintless dent removal the paint stays intact, so there is no need to paint the dented spot.
This keeps your costs down. Dent repair can be done in just a few hours, so you get your car back quickly and in pristine condition.
Dent repair however does not work on all cars. Here are some questions to answer to see if dent repair is right for your vehicle:
- Is your car a 1990 or newer model?
- Is the paint free from cracks or breaks?
- Are the dents far from the edge of the panels?
If you answered yes to these questions, dent removal may be appropriate for your car. Call a dent repair specialist for a free consultation.
When does your Insurance pay for storm damage?
If you have comprehensive coverage on your auto insurance, chances are your costs for repairing hail/storm damage are covered. Check your policy to make sure of specific details. You may have a deductible to pay, so ask your insurance agent what, if any, you are responsible for.
In most cases, the process for insurance paying for hail damage is that they first assess your vehicle to see if it qualifies. They will than tell you whether they will pay the repair shop directly or send you a check for the estimated cost to fix your dents. You may have the option to not repair your vehicle, but know that a car with hail damage dents will not have the resale value that a repaired car will. At this point, it is up to you to find a reputable dent repair facility to get the job done.