Hail can make driving difficult, but large hailstones can also seriously damage your car. When chunks of ice the size of baseballs fall from the sky, you’re looking at extreme body damage. And hailstones don’t only cause one dent; you’re likely to be faced with dozens of dents. Even smaller hailstones can damage your car. While you may be able to repair some dents yourself, it’s best to leave this type of body repair to professionals. If you live or work in Hayden, hail damage repair is nearby when you take your vehicle to the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop in Post Falls.
Many people don’t realize how pervasive hail damage is. Nearly 3 million people experienced property damage caused by hail over the past three years. Almost a quarter of that damage came from dented vehicles. You may be surprised to learn that there were 5,396 major hailstorms in 2019, according to the NOAA Severe Storms database. Drivers who park their cars outdoors face a greater risk of damage from hail, including dents to the vehicle’s body and cracked or broken auto glass.
When you need hail damage repair in Hayden, trust the experts at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop to take the dents out and get your car looking like new. We can take out many dents, but if the damage is severe, the body panels may need to be replaced.
If your car is damaged by hail, you’ll want to get it repaired right away. If you don’t fix the damage, it will lower the vehicle’s resale value. And you probably won’t feel very good about driving a car, SUV, truck, or van with a body that looks like the surface of the moon. If your windshield is cracked or broken, it’s important to repair it as soon as possible, as it isn’t safe to drive with a damaged windshield. If your vehicle is paid off, consider repairing it. If it isn’t paid off or it’s a lease, you may be required to fix the damage.
These are the steps to take if your car is damaged by hail:
Check the car for dings, dents, and cracked and broken glass. Document the damage and take plenty of photos.
Cover any broken windows to keep rain and snow from getting inside the vehicle. Clean up any broken glass inside the car.
Bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for a repair estimate. Hold onto all repair receipts.
If the hail damage is minor, the cost of repairs may be lower than your comprehensive insurance deductible. If this is the case, you may decide it’s not worth filing an insurance claim.
The technicians at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop have experience repairing damage from hail. We can repair hail damage quickly and get your car looking like new again. Call the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop at 208-773-9782 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about hail damage repair. We’re committed to caring for your Chevrolet vehicle!