At Central Auto Body Rebuilders, we see all kinds of damage to vehicles, but one type that we frequently encounter during certain times of the year is hail damage. Hailstorms can wreak havoc on cars, leaving them dented and damaged. Fortunately, there are options for repairing this damage, and we’re here to explain them.
Options for repairing hail damage include paintless dent repair, traditional repair, and windshield repair or replacement.
First, it’s important to understand what hail damage looks like. Hailstones can leave small dents in the body of a car, often in a circular shape. These dents can range in size from barely visible to large and noticeable. Additionally, hail can also cause cracks or chips in the windshield or windows. If your car has been through a hailstorm, it’s a good idea to inspect it closely to see if there is any damage.
Once you’ve determined that your car has hail damage, it’s time to consider your options for repairing it. There are a few different methods that can be used to repair hail damage, depending on the severity of the damage and the preferences of the car owner.
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
One popular method for repairing hail damage is paintless dent repair, or PDR. Paintless dent repairs are particularly effective for small to medium-sized dents, where the paint has not been damaged. PDR involves using specialized tools to massage the dent out from the back of the panel, without the need for painting. This can be a cost-effective and time-efficient option for repairing hail damage.
For larger or more severe dents, traditional repair methods may be necessary. This involves using body filler and paint to repair the damage. This process can be more time-consuming and expensive than PDR, but it can also be more effective for larger dents.
Windshield Repair or Replacement
Hail can also cause damage to the windshield or windows of a car. If the damage is small, it may be possible to repair it using resin injection. This involves filling the crack or chip with resin, which hardens and creates a bond that helps to prevent further cracking. However, if the damage is more severe, the windshield or window may need to be replaced.
If your car has been damaged by hail, you may be wondering about insurance coverage. In many cases, comprehensive insurance will cover the cost of repairs for hail damage. However, it’s important to check your policy to see what is covered and what your deductible is. Some insurance policies may also have restrictions on where you can have the repairs done, so be sure to check with your insurer before choosing a repair shop.
Choosing a Repair Shop
When choosing a repair shop for hail damage repair, it’s important to do your research. Look for a shop that has experience with hail damage repair and that uses high-quality materials and techniques. Additionally, it’s a good idea to check online reviews and ask for references from other customers.
At our auto body shop and repair company, we have years of experience repairing hail damage on all types of vehicles. We use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure that your car looks as good as new when we’re finished. Our technicians are highly skilled and have a keen eye for detail, so you can trust us to take care of your car.
In conclusion, hail damage can be a frustrating and unexpected occurrence for car owners. However, there are options for repairing this damage, including paintless dent repair, traditional repair, and windshield repair or replacement. It’s important to choose a reputable repair shop that has experience with hail damage repair and that uses high-quality materials and techniques. With the right repair shop and techniques, your car can be restored to its pre-hailstorm condition in no time.