We’ve seen hail 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 dents can easily be 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 trim pieces to get to the inner panel of your door, side panel, hood, or roof.
With dent removal, the paint typically stays intact, so there’s no need to paint the dented spots. 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 doesn’t 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 Insurance Pays for Hail Damage
If you have comprehensive coverage on your auto insurance, chances are your costs for repairing hail damage are covered. Check with your policy to make sure of specifics. 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 then 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.