When you have auto hail damage, you may have questions about the process, insurance coverage etc… We’re here to help make the hail damage repair process as painless as possible.
Generally, you should start by calling your insurance company to file an auto hail damage claim. Unfortunately, unless you have comprehensive coverage, your insurance company won’t cover the damage. Comprehensive coverage covers weather-related damage (like hail damage), vandalism, theft and “acts of God or nature”.
Comprehensive claims do not normally affect your insurance premium. If you claim the hail damage but do not repair the vehicle, you can be denied coverage on future claims and your vehicle may suffer dramatic loss of value.
Don’t assume all auto body shops are qualified to work on auto hail repairs – many are not.
Repairs can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) traditional auto body repair and refinishing and 2) Paintless dent repair (PDR). PDR involves using specially-molded tools to work out the dents from the underside of a damaged part without disturbing the factory finish. The PDR method will not invalidate paint warranties if the repairs are done correctly and by trained technicians.
We have over 35 years experience and will advise you as to the best method of auto hail repair. From minor dents caused by small hail to roof replacements from baseball sized hail, our certified technicians can ensure your vehicle is restored to its prior condition.
By Mike Ross - June 8, 2015