Why should you avoid using a ‘popup tent’ style Hail Repair solution
Almost after every major hail storm has hit a local community it’s common to see tents with HAIL REPAIR arrive literally overnight, and boast guarantees and wild claims of quick hail repair fixes for no money out of pocket and offers to cover insurance deductibles. Don’t fall for this risky deal.
We highly recommend that you always seek out your local established paintless dent repair shop to handle your claim. When you choose an out-of-state company to handle your vehicle damage repairs it can often come with hidden costs. Namely the voiding of your warranty if the repairs are not done properly. It’s very common for these companies to cut corners leaving you and your vehicle at risk of losing significant resale value.
When you work with a local established company it also keeps the money you spend in your local community. The result is a healthy business environment that will serve you better in the long run as well. Fly-by-night companies often fix hail damaged cars in bulk and then move on to other disaster areas quickly. This means you’ll have almost no recourse if you should wind up with persistent issues with your vehicle.
You often end up with hidden damage that may result from unethical and hasty hail repair methods. Important safety features of your vehicle can also be damaged or disabled if repairs are not done by properly trained and certified technicians. Most times you’ll never learn about these critical errors and problems until years later, when it’s nearly impossible to track down who did the work and what was done improperly.
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Hail Damage Prevention
According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration of the United States, hail causes more than $1 billion in insurance damage every year. Vehicle owners usually do not take this into consideration when they think about what could possibly damage their cars especially when they are traveling to other areas of the country where they may leave their cars parked out in the open.
Hail storms are reported in most states and every year there are thousands of hail storms that could literally destroy your car.
ASAP wanted to share with you a few tips on how you can protect your car from hail this year and for years to come.
5 tips to prevent hail damage.
Buy a Hail Protector – It works by creating a giant bubble around vehicles and is said to withstand even the most severe hail storms. You can buy this for about $350-450. Some companies also sell car covers which can serve this purpose.
Park under a canopy. Covered parking saves you a lot of money and undue stress. Make sure that your whole car is under the cover at all times.
Use a blanket – It may not be the prettiest solution (unless your blanket is really cool) but it serves the purpose. Make sure to use duct tape around the edges to keep the blanket down – winds that follow the hail are usually very strong. Do this in advance so that you are not caught out in the storm struggling with duct tape and scissors.
Anticipate hail storms – Most times, the weather forecast will be able to give you warnings of possible hail storms coming. Do not wait until the hail is knocking at your window. If you do not have a safe place to park your car, local malls are a great option. Identify a temporary shelter beforehand where you can park your car if you know a storm is coming. Just make sure that they do not have ridiculous parking rates first.
Use your floor mats – If you can see a hail storm brewing and you were not previously prepared. Don’t be alarmed. Place your floor mats on the hood and roof of your car. The may blow away and will not cover the entire car but it’s better than nothing.
We all know that prevention is better than cure, you should get comprehensive insurance coverage. This will ensure hail damage will be fixed by your insurance provider. Be sure to ask your insurance provider about hail damage.
Lastly, if you find yourself driving in a hail storm, you should try and park your car and wait it out. If this is not possible, it’s best to travel either toward or away from it.
Your windshield is designed to withstand the impact of hailstones but your side mirrors may not. When all else fails, ASAP is your partner in hail repair throughout Oklahoma and the greater Oklahoma City area and we stand ready to help get your vehicle back to driving condition.
Specializing in Paintless Dent Repair ASAP can bring your car back to its original condition and have you back on the road in no time.