When storms strike, it's hard to know what to expect. It's difficult to foresee the extent of the damages or the nature of it as well, but once the dust settles if your car has suffered any damage, then here's what you need to know about hail damage car repair. Firstly, it's not an exact process, because it is greatly influenced by the extent of the damage. If you're lucky, you may get away with a couple of dents that are not very sharp and can be repaired through PDR. If you're less lucky, then your vehicle may require conventional repairs which can be a very complex and lengthy process. One thing is certain though and very important: you should get your car assessed as quickly as possible. Paintless dent repairs don't usually take very long (anywhere between 2 and 3 days), but conventional repairs can take up to one month, so be prepared for such news.
The first thing you want to do after a storm is document the damage to your vehicle. Take photos or record videos to show all possible damage, as well as surroundings - anything that can smooth out the process. Then, be sure to bring your car in for an assessment, as this will not only help liaise with your insurance company, but it will also determine the type of repair that's best for you. The assessment will establish whether PDR is a feasible solution for your vehicle, which is usually the case for minor dents, creases and dings. This particular solution can take 2 to 3 days to be finalized. If the dents are sharp, the paint has been too stretched, or the damage is too extensive for PDR, then conventional repairs are needed. This process is longer and can take up to a month.
Because we make things easy for you. Our excellent customer service is here to help from step 1 - guiding you through the process, liaising with your insurance company and taking the stress away from having your car in the shop. Our qualified and experienced technicians have worked with hail damage for many years and are able to offer you options when it comes to the repairing process. We can also arrange for tow services and rental cars, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Plus, our quality repairs will have your car restored to pre-storm condition as quickly as possible.
While hail damage repair is an essential part of the services we offer, we also provide a range of other services that bring value to our customers. These include auto collision repair, fleet services, paintless dent repair and even 24/7 accident assistance. Whatever your car needs may be, we are here to help. Not only that, but we understand the importance of balancing costs and rewards, so we offer national warranty for most of our repairs and financing options to help you with your repairs bill. We're not just here for your car, we are here for you as well and we want to make sure you get moving quickly and affordably.
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CARSTAR delivers the highest quality repairs and customer satisfaction in the auto body repair industry. Our CARSTAR stores take pride in offering a clean and inviting environment. We feature state-of-the-art unibody and frame repair equipment, as well as expert painting, so you can rest assured your car will be fixed quickly and hassle-free.
CARSTAR offers a process called paintless dent repair, a cost-effective solution for removing small dents and dings. This is a great option for minor, unsightly damage caused by shopping carts, hail storms or other unexpected bumps in the road. The repairs are completed in a timely manner and you can end up saving as much as half the costs of conventional repairs.