Spring in Oklahoma brings about a pattern of extreme weather. It’s the time most associated with storms and hail damage. Hail damage in particular poses a great risk to our cars because the damage could be very costly and you may not be able to drive your car for awhile. In this article, we’ll share some tips on what to do after hail damage and ways to ensure that your car gets fixed the right way.
Right after hail damage
The first thing you do after a hail damage is to get in touch with your insurance agent and discuss your policy coverage. Insurance companies handle hail damage differently so you want to understand your coverage and how the insurance company will handle it. Usually, your insurance company will ask you to get a cost estimate for the hail damage repair or send you to a local collision shops. Remember, you have the right to choose the collision shop to take your car to.
You’ll need to take your car to collision shop like Davis Paint & Collision Auto Center for an appraisal of the hail damage. The collision shop will then send this information to your insurance company and a decision will be made at that point.
Clean your car before taking it in for hail damage appraisal because dirt and mud can hide damage to your car’s body.
How hail damage repairs are done
There’s a lot of myth out there about how hail damage cars are repaired. You may have heard of suction cups, dry ice, blow drier and the list goes on and on. Here at Davis Paint & Collision Auto Center, we follow the latest technologies in dent repairs such as Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). Paintless Dent Repair is a method of removing dents on the body of the car without making holes on the body of the car. Instead, special tools are positioned on the backside or underside of an area and apply pressure to ‘pop’ out the dent. The best part about this technique is that it protects the paint and in so doing makes the whole repair cheaper since there is no need to repaint the car.
How to choose the best hail damage repair shop
Whenever there is hail damage in the area, a huge number of mobile repair technicians swam the area looking for unsuspecting victims. Don’t trust these technicians with your car, no matter what savings they promise you. When they’re gone, it’ll be really hard to reach them and your vehicle may not be fixed well.
Choose a certified collision shop that works on your type of car. They’re not only familiar with your type of car but the certification keeps them up-to-date with the latest techniques of fixing your car.
Some collision shops handle paperwork for insurance and this is a great benefit for you. Since you don’t do this for a living, having the collision shop handle communication with your insurance company is a smart move.
Come to Davis Paint & Collision Auto Center
If you’ve been affected by the recent hail storm, we’re here for you. We have a team collision repair professionals who are ready to bring your car to pre-hail shine. Our two locations are certified by a number of leading industry certification bodies and that helps us be better prepared to handle your car. Call us today at our Oklahoma City location (405) 733-9797 or Midwest City location (405) 732-0762!