Anyone who has bought a new car in the past few years knows the drill. After choosing the car and agreeing on a price; you find yourself back into the finance office being offered all sorts of additional warranties, insurances, guarantees, and additional protection packages. These are generally “peace-of-mind” coverages to protect you in case of a frustrating situation.[Read more…] about How Do Dent Warranties Work?
Hail Damage Repair
Many clients have heard of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) but have never had anyone preform a repair on their vehicle.
Here is what you should expect when having Paintless Dent Repair preformed on your vehicle.
Will my dent look perfect after paintless dent repair?
The size/severity of the damage and the experience of the technician will play a huge roll in the repair quality. When using a highly qualified company or technician, you should expect most dents and dings to be virtually invisible after a repair is complete. Larger, stretched, and more severe damage may not be able to be made perfect but a quality technician will be able to significantly improve the damage.
We advise that you ask your technician directly what you should expect from the end result. If the technician cannot give you a clear, satisfactory answer we would advise that you continue talking with more PDR companies until you find one with a little more experience.
What will my vehicle look like after hail damage is repaired?
After a hail damage repair, you should expect your vehicle to be returned to its “pre-loss” condition. Damage to the paint or finish that was not included in the hail estimate will not be addressed, but the hail damage should look perfect.
If any specific dents or dings cannot be made to look perfect, your technician should bring this to your attention.
If a repair cannot be made perfect, should I still use Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) for the repair?
The honest answer is, it’s up to you. Only you can decide what repair quality and price will make you satisfied as a client. Many clients that we speak with would prefer to live with small imperfections in a dent (say a 90-95% repair) rather than have the entire panel re-painted at a traditional body shop.
Should I use Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) if there is already paint damage?
Again, this is all up to you as the owner. If your damage has a small chip or scratch in the paint, a Paintless Dent technician should still be able to repair the dent. You would then have the option to touch up the paint damage or go to a traditional body shop to have the entire panel re-painted.
Will my dent come back after its been repaired with PDR?
No. A dent or ding that has been repaired with PDR will not come back after its been removed. A true Paintless Dent Repair will re-shape the metal back to it original condition. The panel will preform just as it did before sustaining the damage.
We get it. The idea of an insurance claim can be scary. We all have it but most of us don’t really understand how the claims process works. Let alone, what the different types of coverages mean. We will focus on automotive claims as that is our expertise. Also, although we accept all major insurance, we don’t work directly on behalf of any insurance companies so please consult your agent and/or adjuster if you have any specific questions not answered here.[Read more…] about Insurance Claims & Deductibles Explained
This is one of the most common questions we are asked with regards to hail repairs. Once dropped off at the repair facility a normal hail repair that goes through an insurance claim will take between 5-8 days to repair. This is obviously an estimate.[Read more…] about How Long Does It Take To Repair Hail Damage On My Vehicle?
With used vehicle prices sky-rocketing and no end in sight, we are all looking for ways to save money on a purchase. While searching for a car online and you see a great deal on a new or used vehicle; the only problem is, it’s listed that it has existing hail damage. How does this happen? Should you buy it? How much would it cost to repair it yourself? How much does hail damage devalue a vehicle?[Read more…] about Should I Buy A Vehicle With Hail Damage?
There is no possible way to prevent hail damage unless your car is in a garage or shelter, and you don’t ever drive it. Then you can ensure you don’t get damage to your vehicle.[Read more…] about How to Prevent Hail Damage without a Garage?
Yes – hail damage on a car is repairable, unless it has done structural damage to the car.[Read more…] about Is Hail Damage Repairable?
Hail damage is often hard to see on a car. Depending on the size of the damage it can be tricky to actually know how much you actually have.[Read more…] about How much does hail damage on a vehicle cost to repair?
Hail damage will usually not show up on a Carfax report since it is rarely structural in nature and most hail damage repair specialists are not required to report to Carfax.
Carfax is a reporting system set up to prevent customers from buying cars that unknowingly had a fraudulent or undocumented past. It’s a great tool if you are going to look for a used car, but not everything shows up on a Carfax report, and not everyone is mandated to report damages to Carfax.[Read more…] about Will Hail Damage Show Up on Carfax?