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.
If your car has suffered damages during a storm, contact us any time after the storm clears and we'll provide you with help and support every step of the way. From arranging for tow services (if necessary) to liaising with your insurance to get you back on the road, we take care of everything including (of course) restoring your vehicle to pre-storm condition. We'll conduct a thorough damage assessment and provide you with the best option for your car, as well as a detailed repair plan so you know exactly what to expect. We also offer a 5-year limited national warranty on qualifying repairs for your peace of mind.
At CARSTAR Metro Collision of Springfield in Springfield, VA, 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.
6981 Industrial Rd,
Springfield, VA 22151
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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.