Is It Worth Buying A New Car With Hail Damage

You’ve been car shopping for a bit now. Researching new cars, looking for the type of car that is not only affordable but will last for almost a decade with minimal issues.

It is finally come down to a certain few models, with good gas mileage and solid customer reviews. So you have decided with the knowledge you have gained from research you have done, you can go out into the world of the car salesman, and not get worked over.

As you peruse the dealership parking lots, you find a couple purchase possibilities, but still haven’t found the one.

Finally, at one of the last places you look you find the one vehicle you’ve been looking for, with the right specs, color, and interior amenities. The only catch is that it was in a recent hailstorm and was not properly protected from the hail stones, denting some of the exterior panels.

What Are Your Buying Options?

If it is possible, you can wait for the dealer to repair the damage. But depending on how their insurance works and how long it will take for the repairs to be done, in that time the car could be sold as is or the price was too much to repair.

If the car salesman is savvy, they might offer you a deal on the price of the car, thinking they know what the repairs cost. This situation could be possible or they could be offering you a price break on what they think is the cost of the damage.

To do what is in your best interest because you want this vehicle, take it to a local paintless dent repair (PDR) shop and get a quote. As PDR is your best bet to get the dents and dings repaired correctly, it’s only an obvious choice to get the quote there.

With more knowledge in your pocket, you can see where you stand in price repair and possibly haggle with the salesman about vehicle price, hopefully in your favor.

It is also important to make sure the vehicle is repaired from the hail damage from an insurance standpoint. If you have unrepaired hail damage and get in an accident further damaging that spot, the insurance company can deduct the hail damage cost and you will not receive a full repair cost.

Make the right choice when finding the car you want to buy, even when it hail damage. Take it to Impact Paintless Dent Repair to get it repaired quickly, and affordably.

Contact one of our PDR experts at one of your local locations and get a quote or repair today!

Written by Chad Harley

Chad Harley

Professional hail technician since 1998. Vale National Master Craftsman 2004. Over a decade of experience in collision repair and refinishing prior to paintless dent repair.

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