What is the Negative Impact Hailstorms Have on a Vehicle?
A hailstorm has the potential of causing thousands of dollars of damage to your unprotected vehicle. For this reason alone, it’s important to know how your insurance company responds to such claims and how much of a deductible you’ll be responsible for paying out of pocket. It’s best to review your policy before damage occurs so you’re well-prepared for it.
What to Expect After a Bad Hailstorm
If your vehicle was unprotected after a bad hailstorm, there are a number of things to expect. For example, you may have dents and dings in the body of your vehicle. You may have broken windows, windshields, and side mirrors.
Some of the things that happen when a vehicle is damaged by hail include:
- Depreciation. Cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that once were in excellent condition are no longer worth the monetary value that they were before the storm. In order to get full value out the vehicle when selling or trading it in, Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) must be done by a skilled professional at a reputable repair shop. If you try to do the repair yourself, it could make the dent or ding worse. It also doesn’t give you the luxury of restoring your manufacturer’s warranty.
- Possible costly repairs. If you ignore a repair for too long, the body of your vehicle can become rusty and cost you more to fix. PDR is among the most inexpensive repair options around. It’s also among the fastest and most reliable. Our technicians are professionally trained and capable of doing this type of repair quickly and expertly. That’s why it’s important for you to get an estimate so you have an idea of what it will cost you upfront so you can prepare accordingly.
- Time without your vehicle. If your insurance company doesn’t cover a rental and you don’t choose the Auto Dent Specialists to take care of the repair, you may be without a running auto for longer than you’d like. We make sure that you have access to a vehicle while yours is being repaired.
- Paintless Dent Removal (PDR). If your insurance policy does cover hail damage, this is the type of repair the insurance company wants you to have done to your vehicle. It’s the safest, fastest, and least expensive. It restores the manufacturer’s warranty, too, which is something that you need to consider when getting estimates.
Hailstorms take their toll on your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to know what your deductible is so you can quickly fix your car, truck, van or SUV after it has sustained hail damage. If you’re worried about paying out of pocket so you’re willing to try to do the repair yourself, don’t! We offer a Deductible Forgiveness Program for this precise reason.
Ways to Prevent Dents and Dings on Your Vehicle Year Round
If you want to avoid dents and dings, there are a number of things you can do. Parking your vehicle in a covered garage or carport is ideal. It’s also a good idea to consider where you park because car doors and shopping carts cause a lot of body damage to vehicles.
This will keep you from having to have PDR done because your vehicle doesn’t look as good as it did before. Dents and dings make it hard for you to get full value from your used vehicle. If you plan on trading in or selling your car, truck, van or SUV, you’ll want to make sure that your auto is treated with a great amount of care.
What We Do for Our Customers
The experts at the Auto Dent Specialists will do Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) for you. This prevents your vehicle from being damaged further and costing you more to fix. It also helps restore the manufacturer’s warranty. You won’t get that type of guarantee if you DIY.
Leave your repairs to the experts. You won’t risk rusting out your vehicle’s body. You’ll also get our Limited Lifetime Guarantee for as long as you own the car, truck, van or SUV. You can rest assured that you’ll be taken good care of by us because we have the experience and testimonials from happy customers to show for it.
Let Us Take Good Care of You
We take care of your needs so you have less to worry about. We even make arrangements for you to have a loaner vehicle if your insurance company didn’t do that for you. You can get to school and work without having to catch a ride or rely on public transportation.
Best of all, you’ll get your vehicle back quickly. It looks as good as new before hail struck it, and the workmanship is guaranteed which gives you peace of mind. You won’t incur additional expense if something goes wrong with the PDR we did for you.