News & Advice

News & Advice

Category: Hail Damage Repair

How do you protect your car from a hailstorm?

How do you protect your car from a hailstorm?

Aside from parking your car in a covered space during a hailstorm, there is not much you can do to protect your car from a hail storm. Make sure you have full coverage insurance in case of any accidental damage.…
Do car covers protect from hail?

Do car covers protect from hail?

No, a normal car cover is not going to protect your car from hail damage if the car is left out in the open. They do sell inflatable car covers although they haven't gained much popularity. Your best bet is…
Does insurance cover hail damage?

Does insurance cover hail damage?

As long as you have comprehensive insurance coverage. Comprehensive coverage is there to protect you against all the unexpected things that can happen to your vehicle. If you hit a deer, that is considered comprehensive; if you swerve to avoid…
Is hail bad for your car?

Is hail bad for your car?

Hail damage as far as dollar amounts, can be one of the most destructive things that can happen to your car. If you see a few dents from hail, chances are with proper lighting and a trained eye, there are…
What happens if hail totals your car?

What happens if hail totals your car?

When your car is totaled, normally insurance will give you the money to cover the value of your vehicle or you may have the option to buyback the car itself but it will have a salvage title with it and…
Can you trade in a car with hail damage?

Can you trade in a car with hail damage?

Of course you can trade in your car even though it has hail damage. Although, when doing a sale with a car with hail damage, it is best to get it fixed first then do the trade. Most people in…
Can you claim hail damage twice?

Can you claim hail damage twice?

Not for the same hail storm. As long as you have fixed previously reported hail, you may file a claim for new hail damage again. If you did not fix the previously reported hail, then then 6 months later, decide…
How long do you have to report hail damage to your car?

How long do you have to report hail damage to your car?

It depends on the insurance company. Usually, you can file a claim months to years from the date of the damage. Insurance companies are required to ask why, but as long as it's a reasonable explanation, the timeline will be…
Do hail claims raise insurance rates?

Do hail claims raise insurance rates?

Hail claims are considered environment accidents and they do not increase your insurance rates.
What does hail damage do to a car?

What does hail damage do to a car?

Hail can put dents in the car, chip and crack paint, bust windows and headlights, crack moldings and this can lead to water intrusions which might create electrical damage inside the vehicle.