If you’re driving and get caught in a hailstorm or your vehicle is parked outside when hail strikes, it could lead to severe damage. While most hail is small and nothing to worry about, larger hailstones can wreak havoc on your car, truck, SUV or van. The largest hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was an incredible 8 inches in diameter and weighed nearly two pounds. While you probably won’t experience hailstones that large, hail of any size can cause damage to your vehicle, particularly if the hail is more than an inch in diameter. Fortunately for drivers in Spokane Valley, hail damage repair specialists are nearby when you head over to the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop in Post Falls. We’re just 25 minutes away.
Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming are the states that experience the most hailstorms. The area where these states meet is known as hail alley, with an average of seven to nine days of hail annually. But hail can strike anywhere. Hailstones can travel up to 120 mph, faster than the top speed of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Dents are the most common damage to cars, but vehicles can also suffer scraped body panels and chipped paint. Hail can also crack and break windshields, mirrors and lights.
If your vehicle is damaged by hail, don’t’ try to fix it yourself. You may make the damage worse. Instead, contact the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop for the best hail damage repair in Spokane Valley. Our experienced repair technicians will restore your car back to the condition it was in before the hailstorm.
You may be tempted to ignore the damage. Keep in mind that dents from hail can lower your car’s resale value. And if the damage is extensive, you probably won’t want to be seen driving around in a car with large dents. Keep in mind that if your vehicle is leased, you may be required to repair the damage.
Here are some steps to take if your vehicle suffers hail damage:
Check with your insurance provider to see if your policy covers hail damage. File a claim if the vehicle is covered. If the damage isn’t severe and the cost of repairs is less than your comprehensive insurance deductible, you may decide it’s not worth filing a claim.
Examine the car and look for cracked and broken glass, dings and dents. Take photos of the damage from several different angles.
Cover broken windows to keep out the elements. Vacuum the inside of the car to remove broken glass.
Let your insurance company know that the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop is your body shop of choice and bring it in for an estimate. Save your receipts for all repair work.
The professional auto body repair technicians at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop can fix hail damage and get your car back on the road quickly. Our body shop team can repair every type of body and glass damage.
Call us at 208-773-9782 to schedule an appointment with the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop or book your visit on our website.