Why should I get my hail damage repaired?
Watching helplessly while your car gets pummeled with hailstones is a terrible feeling. You make your monthly car payments on-time, you take it to the neighborhood car wash at least once a month, and get the oil changed when you should and now, Mother Nature has decided to hail mercilessly on your parade. What happens next? You have two choices. Get auto hail repair or live with the damage.
In this article, Hail Depot will address the top 5 reasons you SHOULD get hail repair and not ignore the aggravation that sits in your driveway.
You Have a Car Loan, Lease or Rental
The number one reason you should get your hail damage repaired is that technically, you don’t 100% own the hail damaged vehicle that sits in your driveway. The bank, rental agency or leasing company in which you make your monthly payments too will expect you to get the hail damage repaired. The good news is that you probably have a comprehensive insurance plan AND a comprehensive insurance plan covers auto hail repair. Even better? Your insurance rates will not be affected.
Resell Becomes Re(Sale)
If you’re looking to resell your car at some point in the future, the fact that it’s covered in dents will cost you a bunch of money. This is where the re(sale) comes into play. If you are looking to get top dollar for your trade-in, it’s going to be really tough if your trade-in is dented, dinged, and rusted. If you get the hail damage repaired with paintless dent repair, the resale value of your vehicle will stay the same.
Protect the Paint
When a hailstone hits a panel of your vehicle, it causes dents and dings to form. Over time, if the damage isn’t corrected, the paint will crack and chip away in those spots. Cracking and chipped paint will expose the metal to the elements which can cause surface rust. Surface rust can cause weak spots in the metal and further reduce the value of your vehicle.
With paintless dent repair, your paint remains 100% intact. The manufacturer paint warranty stays intact.
Comprehensive Insurance Means $0 Cost to Repair Hail Damage
Yes, it is true. Even better? Your insurance rates will NOT increase due to a hail damage claim. One detail to keep in mind – there is a difference between full-coverage insurance and comprehensive coverage. Full-coverage will not cover hail damage repairs. Comprehensive coverage will. The only expense expected of you is the deductible that is collected before your insurance provider will pay the remaining balance.
Hail Depot tip: Before hail season gets into full-swing, February – June, contact your insurance provider about upgrading your policy to make sure your vehicle is protected.
At Hail Depot, we will take care of that expense for you.
You Paid for it, It is YOUR Money
If you do have comprehensive insurance and have already filed a hail claim with your insurance company, that damage has been documented. Even if the damage wasn’t significant and the payout wasn’t as big as you thought it was, that money is still yours. Additionally, if it hails again and your vehicle gets even more damage, you will not be paid on a hail claim twice. In other words, if you decide to not use the money to get your hail repaired, your insurance company will deduct that money from the new estimate. Same goes if you decide to pocket the money instead of getting the damage repaired