Tips for Buying a Car with Hail Damage

Purchasing a new or used vehicle can be an arduous process, even without the complication of adding hail damage into the mix. Finding the vehicle you want to drive, with the look and style you want already narrows down a car search. To make it worse, if you live in the areas of the country that are affected by hail more than others, the possibility of buying a vehicle with hail damage can be quite a common occurrence.

All is not lost though when it comes to the cars at a dealership that have hail damage or if you find the right used vehicle from a private dealer. It’s hard to protect a car from the elements, especially when you have a whole lot full of them. But if you aren’t educated on what to look for when it comes to hail damage on a car you’re interested in buying, then you might put yourself in a bad situation.

Hail Damage Purchase Tips

  • Make sure when you are inspecting a vehicle yourself, that you are in the daylight and the car is clear of any snow. This prevents there from being any hidden dents, scratches or hail damage to not be seen and discussed.
  • If you do like what you find but the car has hail damage that you would have to have repaired, see if you can take it to a reputable 3rd party. Let the 3rd party hail damage team of experts, assess the damage, how much it will cost to repair, and give you an estimate, which will help with dealer negotiations.
  • Make sure that the damage was recorded and reported to a business like Carfax.Tips for Buying a Car with Hail Damage

If you have any questions or need more further information, reach out to the Impact Paintless Dent Repair specialists. The professional staff can answer your questions and inspect and assess the damage to your potential new vehicle. Contact Impact Paintless Dent Repair today!


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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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