Hail season all year long!
During 2018, hail storms showed what destructive power they can have. In just two storms in Colorado during 2018, damages caused over 3.2 billion dollars, with baseball and softball sized hailstones. So, far 2019 has been showing similar conditions to the year prior, and experts expect that because of global warming and other weather phenoms, hail season could last all year long. Therefore, it is essential to take precautions, so that your home, family, and car are well-protected.
A single hailstone quarter size hailstone can fall at a speed of 50 miles per hour, causing dents on the bodywork of your car, chipping windshields and could even harm a human being. In areas like Colorado, where hail storms are frequent, hailstones can reach enormous sizes. Several grapefruit-sized hailstones have been documented in Denver, with about 4.5 inches in diameter. Just imagine how destructive that could be. In 2018, during one of the most significant hail storms in Colorado, at least 14 people were injured, and 8 needed to be hospitalized immediately.
Hail forms when droplets of water are stuck in the updraft of a thunderstorm, as they reach freezing levels, they become little ice stones, holding together. The longer they float, they bigger that they will get, creating larger hailstones. When falling, depending on the size, hailstones can reach between 50 and 60 miles per hour, with high destructive power. That is why it is vital to pay attention to the weather forecast. Even when they seem unpredictable, most of the hailstorms occur right after a thunderstorm.
If you notice any radical change in the weather conditions, don’t hesitate and look for shelter and try to park your car inside a garage, under a carport or at least try to put on a car cover. If you are driving and find yourself in the middle of a hailstorm, look for a covered parking lot, or a tall building that might help as a protective barrier. If you are forced to keep driving, try to drive facing or with the storm to the rear of your car, as the windshield and back windows are way stronger than the side windows.
After the storm
Once the worst is over, wash your car and go over it in search of dents, creases, scratches and any other damage that the hailstorm might have produced. Mark any damage found and contact your insurance company. After all the paperwork is done, contact the hail damage restorer experts in Colorado. At Auto Rehab, we have been helping Colorado citizens deal and restore their rides to their original condition.
Auto Rehab’s paintless dent removal services are car dealers, and insurance companies preferred hail damage restoring method, because of its fast and reliable result. There is no better-restoring method in the industry. PDR or paintless dent removal technique is exceptionally effective and affordable; it is eco-friendly and doesn’t affect the original paint, keeping its resale value.
Survived the storm, but your car didn’t run with the same luck? No problem! Contact us today, and we will gladly help to restore your car.