If your car has been damaged by a hail storm, you may be wondering what to do next. Hail damage can cause significant cosmetic damage to the body and hood of your car, but the good news is that there are many options available to help you repair it. Paintless dent repair is one of the most popular methods used to repair hail damage, as it can restore your car to its original condition without having to repaint the entire vehicle. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what to do when your car has been damaged by hail, so you can have your car repaired and back on the roads in no time!
Schedule a Free Inspection
The first thing you will want to do after a hail storm is schedule a free inspection (you should never have to pay for this!) with a reputable repair shop with many positive online reviews. This first inspection will give you an idea of the damage and the repairs needed to restore your vehicle to its original value.
After the inspection, you will want to file a claim with your insurance company to determine how much the repairs will cost. At Dent Mechanic Group, we file your claim so you don’t have to. With our no-hassle policy, we deal with those pesky insurance companies and waive your deductible so our services are at no cost to you.
Acquire a Rental Car
After your car has been inspected and taken to the repair shop, you might want to consider renting a car, so you don’t have to leave the roads just because your car does. Some insurance companies might cover a rental car, however, others may not. At Dent Mechanic Group, we offer a free rental car to all of our customers with hail-damaged vehicles, regardless of insurance coverage, through our partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Paintless Dent Repairs Performed
Depending on the severity of damages, many body shops will use paintless dent repair to fix hail damage. This type of repair uses specialized tools and highly-skilled technicians to push out the dents from the inside so there is no damage to the paint job.
The actual repair process usually takes anywhere from 1-5 days, depending on the severity of the hail damage. This includes filing the insurance claim, the free inspection, performing repairs, and delivering your car back to you. However, insurance companies typically take longer to process a claim so we tell our customers to expect a 21-day turnaround.
Car is Returned and Restored
After the repairs are completed, we clean your car and deliver it back to you, plus we’ll take back your rental car. With our expert technicians and specialized tools, your car will look just as it did before the hail storm rolled through. Plus, we offer our customers a lifetime warranty, so the quality of repairs is never a worry.
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 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.