Yes! Hail destroyed your car

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The bodywork of your vehicle is a stable and reliable structure designed to protect the driver, passengers, engine, and components. But it is flexible and susceptible to get bumped, dented, or creased. That’s why it is so easy to damage it. Let’s face it. Car dents usually seem to come from out of nowhere.

Virtually anything can make a dent, scratch or crease on your car, from missing the keyhole when opening the car door, to being involved in a low-speed accident. On top of that list, you need to place hail damage. Hailstorms are one of the main reasons cars suffer severe bodywork damage, notably in areas like Colorado, where hailstorms can appear all year long. Colorado is located in Hail Alley and sets second in the highest number of hail claims in the US. In 2018, just two storms in Colorado caused over 3.2 billion dollars in damages.

Too big to be hail!

Hail storms in Highlands Ranch

Hailstones can get extremely big and dangerous.

Usually, hail size is similar to a pea or a marble — this why many car owners underestimate its destructive power. At Auto Rehab, we typically get clients with severe hood and roof damage that won’t believe a hailstorm produced it. The damage can be so harsh and with such particular patterns that make it easier to understand it was not made by punk riots but rather a weather event. However, depending on the conditions, bigger and more damaging hailstones can be found.

According to the National Severe Storm Laboratory (NSSL), a quarter size hailstone has average falling speeds of 60 miles per hour. That is enough to pound deep on roofs and hoods. It can smash windshields and can produce severe injuries on human beings. Records show grapefruit-sized hailstones and even a hailstone of 8 inches diameter and a circumference of 18.62 inches that weighed 1 lb 15 oz.

Getting hail damage fixed

Once the storm is over, it is vital to check over your car and identify all the dents, creases, and damage found. That is particularly important if you plan to file an insurance claim. Then you need to choose how to fix your car, and your best option is paintless dent removal. PDR is the fastest, most affordable, and reliable way to restore your vehicle after a serious hailstorm. Paintless dent removal techniques will remove the dents from the bodywork without affecting the original paint. This will keep its value and won’t modify your insurance policy.

Paintless dent removal methods are car retailers and insurance companies favorite restoring technique. It doesn’t show on your CARFAX record and provides fantastic results in a short time. Contact Auto Rehab today and learn more about PDR and hail protection.