Dent Mechanic Repairs

Repair or Replace? The Pros and Cons of Fixing Hail-Damaged Cars

Hail storms can be incredibly destructive, leaving a trail of damage to cars and homes in their wake. If your car has been caught in a hail storm, you may be wondering whether to fix the damage or not. While repairing hail damage can restore your car’s appearance and value, there are several risks worth considering. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of fixing hail-damaged cars, so you can make an informed decision.

Pros of Fixing Hail-Damaged Cars

  1. Restores Appearance: Hail damage can leave your car looking like a golf ball, with dents and dings covering the body and hood. Repairing the damage can restore your car’s appearance and help to maintain its resale value.
  2. Prevents Further Damage: Hail damage can compromise the integrity of your car’s paint and body. Repairing the damage can prevent further damage from occurring, such as rust and corrosion.
  3. Insurance Coverage: If you have comprehensive insurance coverage, the cost of repairing hail damage should be covered. This can help to offset the cost of repairs and make them more affordable.
  4. Paintless Dent Repair: Many hail-damaged cars can be repaired using paintless dent repair (PDR), which is a non-invasive method that restores the car’s appearance without the need for repainting. PDR is a quicker and more cost-effective method than traditional repairs.

Cons of Fixing Hail-Damaged Cars

  1. Cost: Depending on the severity of the damage, repairing hail-damaged cars can be expensive. Even with insurance coverage, you may be required to pay a deductible, and repairs can add up quickly if the damage is extensive. When you choose Dent Mechanic Group, we waive your deductible so our services are at no cost to you.
  2. Time-Consuming: Repairing hail-damaged cars can be time-consuming, especially if the damage is extensive. This can mean that you’ll be without your car for an extended period, which can be inconvenient. That’s why we provide a free rental car at no additional cost, so that our customers are never without transportation.
  3. Hail Repair Scams: Choosing a less than reputable repair shop to complete car hail damage repairs can result in poor quality workmanship, further damage to the vehicle, and the use of substandard replacement parts. This can decrease the value of the car and potentially cause safety issues. Additionally, a dishonest repair shop may overcharge or scam customers, leading to financial loss. It’s important to research your repair shop – check for Google reviews, guarantees, and warranties before making your decision.
  4. Incomplete Repairs: Depending on the repair method used, it may not be possible to fully restore your car’s appearance. This can be a concern if you are looking for a flawless finish.

Repairing hail-damaged cars can have both pros and cons. While repairing the damage can restore your car’s appearance and prevent further damage, it can also be expensive and time-consuming. To avoid these cons, we recommend choosing a local, reputable repair shop that has quicker turnaround than national chains. Additionally, choosing a repair shop that will waive your deductible, like Dent Mechanic Group, can save you lots of time and money. 

Ultimately, the decision to repair hail damage will depend on the severity of the damage, your insurance coverage, and your personal preferences. If you do decide to repair hail damage, it’s important to choose a reputable repair shop that can provide high-quality repairs and a warranty for their work.

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 7 years, have over 700 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.


If you need body damage repaired on your vehicle, including hail damage
and accidental dents, we can provide paintless dent repair to return
your automobile’s body back to it’s former glory.