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Friday, October 11, 2019

Handling the Increasing Risk of Vehicle Hail Damage

With the increasing frequency of severe storms comes the ever increasing risk of hail. Given the fact that hail can occur suddenly means just about anyone can get stuck right in the middle of a hailstorm. Therefore, all drivers and vehicle owners should be familiar with what happens when vehicle hail damage needs to be repaired. In this article, you will find some insight on national hail damage data and steps to take when hailstorm dent repairs are needed.

The National Storm Damage Center says that over $1 billion worth of annual damage to crops, homes, buildings, and cars has hail as its cause. According to the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, “hailstorms are responsible for over $10 billion dollars in annual property damage”₁. This is primarily because most of the times, it is impossible to take protection from hail since it can - and does - start coming down without any warning whatsoever. Damages sustained to cars by hail storms include dings and dents on the exterior of the car as well as crack(s) on the auto glass.



Generally speaking, the hail season begins in April and may run till the winter season. That said, it is most prominent in the summer season. This is also when Lake Norman Dent Repair in Mooresville NC receives the most calls for paintless dent repair. When a vehicle sustains hail damage, it can be fixed by following certain set and calculated steps. The first thing you should do is get a proper estimate of the damage; this is mostly done by paintless dent repair shops at no extra cost. With the use of proper equipment and adequate lighting, they will easily pinpoint all the places on your car that have been damaged by hail.

Next, you need to contact your insurance company and find out whether your insurance policy covers the cost of repairing hail damage. With the proper paintless dent repair business, this communication can be made smoother and more hassle-free. In the event that your insurance will not cover the repair, paintless dent repairing can help you fix the dent in your car in almost a tenth of what it would cost at a traditional auto repair shop.

Once the car has been given for repair, vehicle owners will need to wait for at least a day and at most a week to get their car back. This time period depends upon the extent of the damage, and upon the expertise of the technician. For instance, if your car is repaired by a properly trained and seasoned technician, even the trickiest of dents could take an hour or two to repair. That said, sometimes technicians need to undertake elaborate methods such as removing headlights, headliners and door panels to complete the repair process.

As a part of its paintless dent repair service, Lake Norman Dent Repair works on repairing vehicles affected by hail damage. In order to receive this service, you must ensure that the paint is intact - if that is the case, you can get your car repaired on time and at an affordable price. All you need to do is sit back and trust the team of certified technicians at Lake Norman Dent Repair in Mooresville NC.


Resource:
https://www.mmm.ucar.edu/north-american-hail-workshop

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