Hail is known to do a lot of damage to vehicles. Therefore, if you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of a hailstorm, the first thing you should do is inspect your vehicle once it has passed to see if you sustained any dents as a result of it. From there, you should take several steps to get your vehicle repaired if you did, in fact, sustain damage. Here are the steps to follow.
Contact your insurance company about your vehicle’s damage.
Is hail damage covered under your current insurance policy? You might not be sure, especially if you have never sustained it before. The only way to tell is by contacting your insurance company directly and telling them about the damage. They will be able to tell you whether or not you can have hail damage fixed under your policy terms.
Have the damage done to your vehicle appraised.
If your insurance company says that you do qualify to have repairs made to your vehicle under your current plan, you will need to have your vehicle inspected by an appraiser to see what kind of damage was done. The appraiser should be able to give you an idea of how much damage you sustained and what it will cost to repair it. Depending on the amount of damage, your insurance company may or may not allow you to proceed to the next step, which is having your vehicle fixed.
Take your vehicle to a trusted repair shop.
If, after your appraisal is complete, your insurance company recommends repair, you should then find a trusted repair shop in your area that has experience fixing hail damage. You want to work with a company that can get the job done quickly and remove all signs of hail damage from the body of your car, truck, or SUV.
Impact Paintless Dent Repair can take care of vehicles that have been hit by hail. We also specialize in fixing damage done during minor collisions as well as door dings and more. Contact us to arrange to use our services.