Posts Categorized: General Information

What to Know About Car Insurance and Hail Damage

There are more Americans than ever before filing car insurance claims related to hail damage. In 2016, hail insurance claims across the country rose by almost 50 percent compared to the previous year. As hail storms become more prevalent in certain parts of the country, people are turning to their car insurance companies for help… Read more »

Could New Research Make it Easier to Predict Hailstorms?

Could it become easier to predict hailstorms? Meteorologist Victor Gensini thinks so. He recently led a Northern Illinois University study that identified a method to predict the likelihood of hailstorms up to three weeks in advance. Research Findings It turns out that there is a relationship between jet stream patterns over the Pacific Ocean and… Read more »

How Winter Weather Can Adversely Affect Your Vehicle

When the weather’s nice, things seem so relaxed. However, when the weather’s best described as a “winter storm,” watch out! When wind, ice and snow combine together, bad things happen, from fender benders to highway pile-ups. Bad winter weather can mess with your car or truck in many ways, including unwanted dents from rock salt…. Read more »

What is the Typical Duration for Hailstorms?

What’s the deal with hail? Basically, when it hails, pellets of ice fall from the sky and do all sorts of damage. Many people have found dents in/on their cars and trucks thanks to hailstorms, thus needing the services of Impact Paintless Dent Repair to correct the problems. A Look at the Science of Hailstorms… Read more »

Why Does Hail Form?

Hail is a very big problem for those who live in states like Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana. When hailstorms hit, they can cause extensive property damage, especially when it comes to vehicles. Many people are forced to seek vehicle repairs following hailstorms. Nevertheless, most people don’t understand why hail forms in the first place…. Read more »

What is a Fraudulent Dent Repair Claim?

Impact Paintless Dent Repair fixes vehicle dents at various locations in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. Across the border in Canada, Saskatchewan Government Insurance recently circulated photo examples of fraudulent hail damage claims to auto body shops in the City of Saskatoon with the hope of catching people who are filing fraudulent dent repair claims…. Read more »

Things to Consider If You’re Buying a Vehicle Damaged By Hail

If you’re thinking about buying a car right now in a state like Wyoming, Montana, or South Dakota, you’re probably going to come across some options that have sustained hail damage in the past. Hail is a big problem for people living in those states in particular, and hail damage is almost unavoidable. Nevertheless, you… Read more »

When and Where Do Hailstorms Most Commonly Occur?

You can be caught in a hailstorm at a moment’s notice in just about any part of the entire country. Hailstorms can be unpredictable, and they can do a lot of damage to vehicles since people don’t usually realize they’re coming. But there are specific places where hailstorms are more common than in other places,… Read more »