If you’ve ever seen photos of golf-ball-size hailstones, you can imagine the type of damage this can do to a car. If you’ve ever experienced it, you already know. Hailstones can get even larger than golf balls. In fact, the biggest hailstone ever recorded in the United States fell in Vivian, South Dakota on July 23, 2010, weighing in at 1.94 pounds and measuring a full 8 inches in diameter. The previous record was a 7-incher that weighed 1.67 pounds and fell in Aurora, Nebraska. While most of us have never had the misfortune to be caught in a hailstorm of this magnitude, even smaller hailstones can cause a lot of damage to your car. If you live in CDA, hail damage repair is available when you visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop in Post Falls.
The three states with the highest probability of hailstorms are Colorado, Nebraska and Texas. Over a recent three-year period, Texas had over 600,000 insurance claims due to damage from hail. It probably goes without saying that parking your vehicle outdoors exposes it to a greater likelihood of damage from hail, which includes dents to the car’s body and broken or cracked windshields.
If your car, truck, SUV or van experiences hail damage, call the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop experts for hail damage repair in Coeur D’Alene. We can repair the damage and help with your insurance claim. It may not be safe to drive with a damaged front or rear windshield, so make sure to repair the damage right away.
Cosmetic damage resulting from a hailstorm doesn’t just look bad; it also will negatively impact your car’s resale value. If your vehicle is paid off, you can make the decision whether or not to repair it. However, if it hasn’t been paid off or you drive a leased vehicle, you may be required to get it fixed.
Here are some steps to take if your car has been damaged by hail.
Assess the damage. Check the car for broken and cracked glass, as well as dents and dings.
Document the damage. Take photos of all damaged areas of the car. Make sure you’ve taken as many pictures as needed to thoroughly document the damage. You can also take videos, which can be especially helpful if you can show the hailstorm damaging the car.
Cover broken windows to keep out rain and snow. Vacuum the car’s interior to remove glass.
Take your vehicle to the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for an estimate. Save your receipts for all work done to the car.
If the damage isn’t severe and the repair cost was less than your comprehensive insurance deductible, you may decide it’s not worth filing a claim with your insurance company.
The skilled technicians at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop can repair hail damage and get your vehicle looking new again. Our repair technicians are experts at fixing every type of body and glass damage.
Call the Knutdsten Abra Body Shop at 208-773-9782 to schedule a visit or book your appointment on our website.