How long does it take to fix a car with hail damage?

When hail damage happens, many questions come to your mind and you are looking for answers. The biggest factor that holds people back from getting their vehicle repaired immediately is being without transportation.

Don’t be panic. If your hail damage does qualify for Paintless Dent Repair, you are so lucky. The amount of time your vehicle will be in the shop for repairs really depends on the severity of the damage. For only a few hail dents, the process usually takes only an hour or so. For more severe hail damage, like the kind that seems to cover your entire vehicle, the entire process usually takes between 1-3 days.

If 1-3 days is a deal breaker, don’t worry. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover a car rental for you to drive while your vehicle is in the shop, we will. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880

All hail damage does not need repair, often when there is damage to our vehicles, we want it fixed right away.  We don’t often recommend letting damage go without repairs, especially when there could be underlying problems that you can’t see on the surface.  But in the case of light hail damage, you can sometimes get away with not repairing the vehicle.

There are issues to be aware of when you don’t repair the hail damage.  First, if you file an insurance claim, and collect the money but don’t repair, you won’t be able to get hail coverage in the future.  It’s off the table at that point.  Second, if you don’t have insurance that covers hail damage, you won’t be able to get coverage in the future until the damage is repaired. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880


Can all hail damage be repaired?

Unfortunately, no.  But most of them can be repaired. There are a few of the instances when hail damage repair is not an option. If your damage is questionable, you can always get a free dent repair evaluation and cost to repair by calling us. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880

  1. Hail dent damage that has cracked the paint or compromised the paint in any way cannot be repaired with auto hail repair. In 99% of all dent damage caused by hail, the paint is not damaged.
  2. If the hail storm was terrible that the size of the hail and amount of hail that struck your vehicle caused very deep dents all over your vehicle usually cannot be repaired with paintless dent repair. If your car has sustained this sort of severe damage, we can usually let you know if we can fix it with a picture.
  3. If the dents and dings on your vehicles have deep creases or folds, a 100% repair is usually not possible.
  4. If the dent damage is on or very near the edge of a panel, it may not be repairable.

Dent Shop experts always suggest getting a second opinion. It is surprising to many of our customers just what kind of hail damage can be repaired. We specialize in these types of dent & ding repair, so make sure you know all of the facts before you decide your damage isn’t repairable. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880