News & Advice

News & Advice
What size hail can damage a car?

What size hail can damage a car?

We would say marble sized and above. Anything can damage a car but it is very rare that a pea-sized hail will create enough damage for anything to be visible or make a claim.
Does hail damage effect on car value?

Does hail damage effect on car value?

Yes, especially if you don't fix it. If the metal hasn't stretched it can still be repaired but it's always best to have it repaired as soon as possible. Hail can put dents in the car, chip and crack paint,…
Does hail damage get reported to Carfax?

Does hail damage get reported to Carfax?

Your insurance will usually report it as long as a claim was made. The majority of auto body shops don't report it, but you would want to ask your insurance provider if they are going to report it to Carfax.
Should I claim hail damage on my car?

Should I claim hail damage on my 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…
How do you check for hail damage on a car?

How do you check for hail damage on a car?

An auto shop will use a bright LED light to find hail damage. Most people may see a few dents on their car in normal lighting, and if that is the case there are likely many other dents that cannot…
Does pea sized hail cause damage to a car?

Does pea sized hail cause damage to a car?

Anything can damage a car but it is very rare that a pea-sized hail will create enough damage for anything to be visible or make a claim.
How much should a dealer take off for hail damage?

How much should a dealer take off for hail damage?

Depends on how bad it is but usually if you are buying a hail damaged car, the dealer is coming out ahead. We would advise you not to buy a car with hail damage; usually the discount the dealer gave…
Can a car be totaled from hail damage?

Can a car be totaled from hail damage?

Yes of course, faster than a lot of people realize. The newer cars being made now have so much internally that the value is much higher and the chance of it being totaled just from hail damage is a little…
Who is at fault if a car backs into you?

Who is at fault if a car backs into you?

The driver who backed into you. This usually occurs in parking lots, and police sometimes cannot come out to a parking lot on private property. If you hit someone in a parking lot it is he said she said. If…
Is it my fault if I reverse into someone?

Is it my fault if I reverse into someone?

The short answer is: Yes.