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.
Depending on the level of damage your car has suffered during the storm, we offer different options on how to repair the vehicle. The first step of the process though is assessing the level of damage and making sure everything is documented for the insurance company. The size and location of the damages will determine whether paintless dent repair is a feasible solution for your car. It is usually a great method for minor dents and creases and it doesn't take more than 2 to 3 days. If the vehicle paint is chipped or scratched, then conventional repairs will be needed. This is also the case if there are too many dents in the metal. Sometimes, the metal can be so stretched that entire panels would need replacing. The process can take up to a month, but you'll be able to see a detailed repair plan beforehand and you'll be regularly updated along the way.
We are here to help when storms strike and make things as easy as possible for you. Choosing the right repair services are essential to getting your car back on the road in a timely and cost-effective manner. Here are 3 reasons why you should give us a call: 1. We Give You Options: Hail damage can take many forms and there is never one formula to fix it all. We provide complete damage assessment and draw up a customized repair plan that best fits your vehicle, whether it is paintless dent repair or conventional repairs. 2. We Are By Your Side: Getting back to normal after a storm can be difficult and stressful, but we like to make things easy for you. We offer 24/7 assistance and can help with everything from tow services and rental cars to insurance paperwork and more! 3. We Have the Best Resources: Whether your vehicle needs PDR or conventional repairs, we have the best technicians (with experience in both methods) and we use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the quality of our repairs.
At CARSTAR #15370 in Columbia, SC, you'll find more than just hail damage car repair services. We'd like to be your one-stop shop for all your vehicle requirements and especially when you're most in need. To that extent, we provide auto collision repair and 24/7 accident assistance so you can count on us when you need it the most. Give us a call and we'll walk you through the entire process and arrange everything for you to get back on the road safely and quickly. What's more, we provide paintless dent repair for those minor, yet unsightly dents and dings that take away from your car's exterior and have your vehicle back on the road in no time.
105 Burmaster Drive,
Columbia, SC 29229
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Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
CARSTAR offers high quality repairs and is an auto body repair industry leader for customer satisfaction ratings. 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.