My car has been damaged in a hail storm, should I get it fixed?

This is a question we are frequently asked. As tempting as it is to file a hail damage claim and then keep the money, you will not be doing yourselves any favors later on.

The biggest reason we suggest you DO get your hail damage repaired is paint damage.

If the hail stones had broken or fractured the paint in any way, the paint will eventually start to flake off, and leaving the  car panels susceptible to rusting. Rust happens when the metal in your car mixes with oxygen or water. This can quickly  become a serious problem, and can spread like a rash. If this happens, you will never be able to get the repairs performed using the Paintless Dent Repair method. If you haven’t any concerns with how your car looks “aesthetically” or you plan on driving the hail damaged vehicle until it’s eminent death,  you don’t have a problem. BUT, if you DO have plans to sell or trade-in your vehicle in the future and plan on using the money to either buy a new or different car, you will not get very far. (That is, unless you plan on dragging, pushing, pulling your car into one of those “we take any trade” outfits.)

Another reason to get your hail damaged repaired is because, if the vehicle gets caught in another hail storm and suffers any damage – you will have a very hard time getting your insurance company to pay for the 2nd round of damages.

In other words, you cannot make a second claim for the same unrepaired damage when the next hailstorm hits. That could be attempting to profit and could be fraudulent. Also, the prior claim can be retrieved and reviewed to see if prior damage was repaired. This is completely up to you, but plan on jumping through some hoops trying to get your new damage repaired.

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