Hail Damage

You May Have Auto Hail Damage But You Don’t Know about It,Yet.

If you ever tried to trade your car, you may have experienced the unpleasant surprise of seeing the value of your car drop exponentially as the dealer proceeds to hail damage inspection. If we decide to make a poll to find out the percentage of people aware of hail damage on their car, I am pretty sure that the results will raise some eyebrows. Most prospects are not aware of hail damage on their car. This is why the proactive approach of customer service is vital in the hail damage industry. The main reason why owners fail to identify hail damage on their car is that some colors do a better job of hiding them than others. Additionally, it is important to have the proper lighting for accurate inspection.The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880


Color Guide For Dent Detection

If you have a white car, it will be harder for you to see hail damage especially during daytime. Some people might consider it a good thing, but we saw earlier that the reality check can be expensive when you try to trade your car. Other colors with similar results include light gray, light gold or sky blue. A good rule of thumb is that the darker the shade, the more noticeable the flaws.  Another reason why many car owners fail to identify hail damage is that they don’t use proper lighting to observe. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880

What Hailstorms Can Do To Your Vehicle

Hailstorms are probably one of the most aggravating weather events that drivers and vehicle dealerships experience. Hailstorms suddenly arise and can cause a lot of damage to a vehicle’s body.

Hailstones range in sizes comparison of dimes and the largest, the half dollar. The heaviest hailstone ever recorded weighed 2lbs. The rate of speed that hailstones fall ranges from 20 mph to even 100 mph.

Due to the force of hailstones hitting a vehicle’s surface, many small or large, deep dents appear that more often than not, will need to be professionally removed. Because of the sudden impact and occurrence of this type of storm, there’s really not much protection you can prepare for ahead of time.

Most hailstorm damage is moderate and the preferred method ispaintless dent repair. This method is the least invasive but provides great results of pushing out the dents and restoring the vehicle’s body. If you get caught in a hailstorm, rest assured that we have the Hail Repair Specialists needed to handle all catastrophic hail events. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880

Insuring against a damaged car

A big part of car ownership is the insurance – but what do you do when the damage has happened before you even started driving it?

Insurance works on the same principle for cars as it does for humans – the insurance company will charge more if you have a pre-existing condition.

This is less of a problem for compulsory third-party (CTP) insurance because your coverage there is based on whether someone else damages your car.

But for higher amounts of coverage, your premium could end up costing you more or you could be locked out of anything other than third-party insurance because your car has been assessed as too much of a risk to insure. And if you don’t tell your insurer that the car has been repaired from damage, they could refuse payout if you’re ever in an accident.

This makes it more important in your pre-buying checks to have a qualified mechanic go over a car thoroughly, then having a chat with your insurance company to get advice on how well you can be insured. The Dent Shop  (469) 233-5880