Repairing hail damage doesn’t have to be expensive when it’s eligible for paintless dent repair. However, if the damage goes unchecked and unrepaired, the result can be costly. We’ve outlined the top five common mistakes people make when dealing with hail damage repairs, so you can avoid them.
1) Waiting Until Hail Season is Over
A big mistake people make when dealing with hail damage is waiting until hail season is over to get it fixed. Cracks in windows and door panels can allow water to seep into your car and cause rust damage, which is not covered by insurance or warranty. The longer you put it off, the worse the damage can get, and the more expensive the repairs become. Additionally, delaying repairs will make your paint vulnerable to degradation which is also not covered by insurance.
While it may seem more logical to wait until hail season is over to repair any damage, you actually increase the risk of total loss the longer you wait. If you get in an accident and your vehicle is determined as a total loss before you repair the hail damage, your insurance could subtract thousands of dollars for hail damage from your check. Therefore, you will get a lot less money out of your total loss claim and might even end up owing money to your lender.
Contact us about getting your hail damage repaired as soon as possible after a hail storm to prevent any more damage or loss of value to your car. With our paintless dent repair, your car will look as good as it did before the hailstorm rolled through.
2) Thinking the Damage is Light and Not Taking it Seriously
One of the most costly mistakes people make when dealing with auto hail damage is thinking that the damage is minor and doesn’t need to be fixed right away. However, minor cosmetic hail damage devalues their car by thousands of dollars and increases the risk of losing money every time they drive. This damage will only continue to worsen as time goes on and their car becomes prone to rust and more damage.
It’s best to repair hail damage as soon as possible after storms to ensure the best repair results and quickly restore value to your vehicle, so you can put your mind and wallet at ease.
3) Going With Your Insurance Company’s Choice
Only choosing the auto repair or body shop that your insurance company recommends without doing additional research is a big no-no. Often, insurance companies will recommend partners that are cheaper for them – rather than the customer. Comparing costs, viewing previous repairs, and reading reviews can help you choose a reliable and quality paintless dent repair shop that best fits your car’s needs.
At Dent Mechanic Group, we file your insurance claim for you so you don’t even have to deal with the pesky insurance companies. We make sure you get everything you’re entitled to for the repair work your vehicle needs and waive your deductible, so the repairs are completed at no cost to you. You can rest easy when your vehicle is in our care.
4) Not Asking the Detailer to Show Some of their Previous Work
You wouldn’t hire a contractor to work on your home without seeing some of their previous work, would you? The same goes for choosing a paintless dent repair technician.
When you get an estimate, be sure to ask the detailer to show you some of their previous hail damage repairs. If they can’t provide any examples, that’s a red flag. Paintless dent repair requires highly-skilled technicians and equipment, so you want to make sure the auto repair shop is experienced and provides good quality repairs before taking your vehicle in. Make sure to check Google reviews to ensure customer service is reliable and repairs are top quality. (Did you know Dent Mechanic Group has more than 600 5-star reviews on Google in DFW?)
5) Trying to Fix Auto Damage Yourself
Dealing with hail damage can be extremely frustrating. While it may be tempting to try to fix the damage yourself, you can do more harm than good. DIY fixes can cause more dents or damage to your paint which will end up costing you more in the long run.
Paintless dent repair requires specialized skills and tools, so leave it to the experts to get you back in your car in no time. We guarantee our work, so we make sure you’re completely satisfied with your repairs.
How Dent Mechanic Group Can Help
Dent Mechanic Group’s #1 priority is taking care of you and your vehicle. Our staff of highly-trained paintless dent repair experts will repair the damage quickly and efficiently at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We also offer free pick up and delivery and if needed, a free Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
We have repaired thousands of cars in DFW for over 6 years, have over 600 5-star reviews on Google, and operate year-round, not just when a bad hail storm hits.
We rely on our extensive knowledge, training, and experience to provide the highest quality paintless dent repair service and our promise of a no-hassle experience so you can be back in your car in no time.