FAQs About Automotive Hail Damage

A hailstorm can cause multiple dents and dings on your vehicle. This damage will detract from the look of your car, so timely repair is important. If you’re getting ready to contact your insurance company and schedule repairs, here are a few important points to keep in mind.

Will insurance pay for hail damage to my vehicle?

While it depends on the policy, in many cases hail damage to vehicles is covered by insurance. Most auto insurance policies cover unexpected occurrences, including storm damage. However, you should consult with your specific policy for more information.

Will my car need to be re-painted?

This usually depends on the severity of the damage. Minor dents and dings caused by hail can often be remedied without the need to re-paint the vehicle. For more significant damage, such as hail damage that also causes harm to the paint, re-painting is usually required. In this case, the auto shop will take great pains to match colors precisely.

How long do repairs take?

Again, it depends on the severity of the damage. Minor damage may be able to be fixed in less than a day, while more serious damage may take a day or two. Your repair mechanic will be able to give you a solid timeline upon receiving your vehicle.

How can I prevent future hail damage?

The only thing you can do is park your vehicle in a covered space. If you have a garage, try to park your car or truck there as much as possible. You can also invest in a carport, which will safeguard your vehicle from sun exposure as well.

Since 1980, Quanz Auto Body has provided top-quality collision repair services to drivers throughout Albuquerque. When it comes to hail damage, we efficiently and effectively remove dents and dings from the body of your vehicle. We even have experience with insurance work for your peace of mind. Schedule an appointment in Rio Rancho today by calling 505-897-1955. You can also contact us for more information.