Hail damage and the vehicle’s value
You might wonder whether fixing your vehicle’s hail dent is even worth the effort and cost. If you are planning to resell your car, eliminating the signs of damage can improve its value. Luckily, in most states, the hail dent does not require hail damage to be noted on the car’s title. This means that you can fix the hail damage and still expect a fair price when you resell your car. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
What You Should Know Before Buying a Hail-Damaged Car
Many cars were damaged in a hail storm, and now they may be on sale at rock bottom prices. The dealership will put out the signs and all of a sudden that $30,000 car is just $18,000 with some damage, all you should do, is replace a windshield and maybe a hood or roof, but hail dent can come back to bite you in some ways.
Once it’s reported as hail damage, the value of the car is lowered even if the repairs are made. You pay less, but the car will always be worthless. Some banks won’t even finance them and some insurance companies won’t give you full coverage. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
Something else to consider is the future sale of your car. When you’re ready to trade in or sell that car to someone else, they’ll see that car was hail damaged in the past and suddenly the car you’re trying to sell isn’t as appealing as one without repairs.
Shoppers may also wonder what else may be lurking that you can’t see. Accidents are something to be mindful of as well. Your insurance company could pay you less for the value of your car because of the previous damage, so those few dents do have a lingered effect.The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
Hail sales aren’t always the wrong call. Sometimes cars get very little or minor hail damage. Those repairs can sometimes be done paintless and cheaply.
With minor hail damage sometimes the dealer never reports the damage to the insurance company, so those few dents are repaired and essentially erased from the car’s history and you get the savings all because the dealer didn’t want to bother making the repairs. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880