What to Do When Your Car gets Hail Damaged

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The first thing that you need to do when your car gets hail damage is to do a complete examination of your vehicle.  Inspect all exterior areas of your car that may have received any form of damage.  This is the best place to start, but you do not want to stop there.  Most drivers have “untrained” eyes that may miss several spots on the car that have been damaged.

After your initial personal inspection of your car for hail damage, you need to take your car to a reputable body repair shop for further review.  Professionals can then go over your car with a detailed and knowledgeable inspection.  They will also be able to provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost to repair the damage to your car.

Keep in mind that damage from a hail storm can range from minor to extensive.  The more damage, of course, the greater the expense.  Minor dents can be repaired by professionals.  As for more wide-ranging repairs, they MAY be able to be completed, but you will have to do a cost analysis to determine if the repair is worth the money you have to spend.  If the damage is too great, you may have to consider simply totalling out your car as a total loss. 

The bottom line is your car will lose value if hail damage is not repaired. Beyond being merely unsightly, damage can lead to long term problems such as paint chipping and the development of rust in affected areas. 

Be sure and check your car insurance coverage.  If you have opted to have coverage for hail damage, a trained insurance appraiser will be able to give you advice as to fix the damage, total the car, or simply leave the damage and drive your car “as is”. Novus is a group of trained professionals that can assist in repair and replacement of damaged windscreens in the event of hail damage.

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