Category: Hail Damage Repair
When a hailstorm hits, it leaves its mark on your vehicle. The damage left behind can be significant. Hailstorms take a toll in San Antonio. The April 12, 2016 hailstorm cost $1.4 billion in damage to homes and cars.You will need to repair hail damage on your car. There are a couple of options that San Antonio body shops can provide.
With any hail damage, take it to a San Antonio body shop that offers certified collision repair and has technicians who are certified to perform paintless dent removal (PDR). A totaled vehicle does not qualify for hail damage repair.
Get an Estimate
Find out about the hail damage repairs needed as the first step to getting an estimate. Before getting an estimate, know what your insurance policy covers for auto body repair and if it covers PDR. Find collision centers that offer free estimates.
A certified technician can tell you what it will take to remove any damage. There are two different types and it depends on how extensive the damage is to your vehicle.
Types of Hail Damage Repair
If the damage to your vehicle has not chipped or cracked the paint, then it may be possible to have PDR to remove the damage. Typically, PDR fixes hail damage. This is beneficial in that it maintains the original factory paint, saves time, and saves money. Additionally, this is a good way to avoid any negative CARFAX reports if you plan on selling the car soon.
Any paint damage will require collision repair to not only remove the dents but perform paint work on the vehicle. Find an auto body shop San Antonio residents prefer that offers certified collision repair. This ensures better quality and that the paint matches its original factory color.
When it comes to San Antonio hail damage repair, including paintless dent repair, or collision repair, the team at ProCare Automotive & Collision routinely trains and certifies with various manufacturers and to be highly skilled at the latest techniques for PDR. Contact us to schedule a free estimate or use our Smartphone Estimating Tool for a fast way to get the repair process started.
It’s that time of year in Texas when storms take a toll on our property, including our cars. While small hail may not cause any damage, the Lone Star State is known for its Texas-sized hail and the result is a need for hail damage repairs. The largest hail on record in Texas was 8 inches in diameter from a hailstorm in Odessa in May 1960. That size hail can cause major damage and possibly total a vehicle.
If your vehicle is not totaled by a hailstorm, you have options for hail damage repair. The choices depend on how bad and the type of damage to your vehicle.
Paintless Dent Repair
When the hail is not pea-sized, and it leaves dimples on your car similar to the look of a golf ball, you may choose paintless dent repair for your vehicle. Find San Antonio paintless dent repair (PDR) locations that have technicians who are certified to perform PDR.
There are some benefits to PDR. It will maintain the original factory paint on your vehicle, avoid negative CARFAX reports if you plan to sell the vehicle soon, and it saves time and money. If the damage is small and you only need minor hail damage repairs, you want to choose PDR to preserve the look of your car, and you may choose to pay cash versus filing an insurance claim. Check with your insurance agent first, because some plans do cover the cost of PDR.
Most hail damage can be fixed with PDR, but there is some damage that will require collision repair.
If the hail left behind dents in your car chipped or cracked the paint, then you will need collision repair. It is best to find a repair shop that has technicians who are trained by the manufacturer of your car. This will help remove the dents and ensure that the paint work on your vehicle will match.
The team at ProCare Automotive and Collision has technicians who are certified by manufacturers and certified to perform PDR on your vehicle. You have a choice for the type of repair you want. Our team at ProCare can provide a recommendation for the option that will work best. Give us a call for a free estimate or use our Smartphone Estimating Tool for a fast estimate.